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Rosler expects an exciting match against Posh

13 October 2016

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Rosler previews Peterborough clash

Uwe Rosler believes Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Peterborough United will be an ‘exciting one’ given the nature of the two sides.

Fleetwood come into the match with The Posh having not played a league match for two weeks since the 1-1 home draw with Sheffield United.

The Cod Army Head Coach believes that both sides will be going for the win from the start of the match.

“I think it will be an exciting game with both teams wanting to win,” said Rosler.

“The nature we are and the nature they are, I think there will be chances on both sides.

“I think we’ve had a really good ten days. I think everybody got what they needed – especially this week we have had good preparation and it’s given us good time to work on certain things.”

Rosler will come up against Peterborough Manager Grant McCann for the first time on Saturday but the German is aware of the challenge that faces his side.

“I think they (Peterborough) are a similar club to us.

“They try to get young players and invest a lot in players who they believe they can sell on. There is a lot of talent in that group of players but there is also inconsistency – like there is with us. They have up and downs like we have up and downs.

“They play an attacking style of play which he (Grant McCann) must take credit for. It will be a tough match.”

The Posh beat Bury 3-1 last Saturday, whilst Town had no game due to the international break. Conor McLaughlin was the only absentee in the Fleetwood squad but didn’t feature for Northern Ireland against Germany on Tuesday night.

“Conor came back today and it was a bonus that he could go right into training without another recovery day,” said Rosler.

“I feel for Conor because it is the highlight of any player’s life to play against the world champions but selfishly as a coach it was good that it saved his legs for us.

“We have a hard programme coming up and we will need every drop in the tank.

“I think Conor has established himself in a very good Northern Ireland squad. I think their manager knows exactly what qualities Conor can give and Conor has and I’ll be delighted if he is a permanent member of that squad.”

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