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Rosler on MK Dons, Karl Robinson and the Cod Army fans

23 September 2016

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Head coach previews MK clash

Uwe Rosler is looking forward to welcoming old friend Karl Robinson to Highbury on Saturday, as MK Dons visit the Fylde coast. 

Despite the visitors mixed start to the season, Robinson brings his Dons North on the back of two draws, and safe in the knowledge that both of the Buckinghamshire side’s wins have come away from stadium:mk.

The German is excited to be re-united with Robinson, who he knows well from spells at previous sides, but says friendly rivalry doesn’t just stop on the touchline.

“He’s a Scouser and I’m a Mancunian, so there’s always competition there. I know Karl well as he’s a good friend of mine,” joked Town’s Head Coach. 

“We have mutual respect for each other. We both achieved the same things by getting out of League One; him with Dons and me when Wigan got me from Brentford.”

“I have a lot of respect for the way he plays and his consistency in his style. I appreciate his work and I appreciate him as a person.”

Despite their firm friendship, the Rosler is confident that their relationship will be put to one side for the game on Saturday.

“You might see us getting feisty on the touchline but after the final whistle, all will be forgotten. We always have a drink after the game whenever we play.”

The head coach is also confident that Saturday will see a good response to the Rochdale defeat and hopes the fans will play a big part in helping the Cod Army re-build momentum.

“Momentum is good, and we have to make sure we keep that up. If you’re doing well it usually works out, but if you take your foot off the pedal we get results like at Rochdale.”

“We had really good support at Rochdale. They were really positive even when we let them down in the first half on Saturday, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed by me or the players.”

“We’re looking forward to being back at Highbury because the fans are great there and we want to put a show on for them.” 

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