Head Coach speaks ahead of trip to face Swindon
Uwe Rosler claims his side are ‘getting mentally stronger’ ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Swindon Town.
Rosler’s side came from two goals down to beat Shrewsbury Town in their Emirates FA Cup Second Round Replay on Tuesday night to set up a tie with Bristol City in the New Year.
Town are now seven games unbeaten, and have not lost in the league since going down to Port Vale in early November.
“It’s going really well but the longer the run goes that harder it gets to keep it going,” said Rosler.
“We turned the game around and left the pitch as winners and got through to the Third Round of the FA Cup (on Tuesday). Especially with the way we turned in around and it’s not very often happened that Fleetwood Town came back from a 2-0 down position.
“It showed that we are improving and showed that we are getting mentally stronger. We also have options on the bench who can come on and change the game for us.”
“We have challenges with injuries to cope with at the moment but, every team and every manager has challenges at this time of the year.
“It is important as soon as possible to get these players back on the pitch and to keep performing on the pitch for the players that are available.”
Swindon lost 4-0 last weekend to Sheffield United but Rosler still expects a tough game against The Robins.
“I think they are an energetic and young team who play expansive football,” said Rosler.
“We are a team who scores a lot of goals – the only team who have scored in every game home and away. The target for Saturday is to score more goals that the opposition.
“I think when you have a young group of players like we have as well, they tend to be a little bit inconsistent. On their day, when they are in full flow, they can hurt any opposition and that shows with wins against Bradford.
“If we will use of offensive options and qualities we have to the maximum, we will score and be collectively very good against the ball – when we can do that, we will be in a very good position.”