Rose, who joined Sunderland for the season from Tottenham Hotspur, has said that his manager Martin O'Neill has urged him to attack more.
"For the first two games I think I could have got forward a lot more than I did," Rose told Sunderland's official site.
"The gaffer told me he wanted me to get forward a bit more and that's a part of the game I really enjoy.
"I'm going to try and [get forward] in the games to come."
Rose has made three league starts for Sunderland this season.