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Rosler wary of tough test at Bristol Rovers

24 August 2017

Head coach Uwe Rosler knows his players are in for a huge test this weekend as they travel to Bristol Rovers.

Rosler – who spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon – is wary of Darrell Clarke’s side, after Rovers triumphed 2-1 over the Cod Army in this fixture last year.

Given also the fact that Rovers knocked out Championship side Fulham of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, all the signs point towards a tough game.

“This will be out biggest test away from home this season,” said the German.

“Northampton was very tough, but I think Bristol Rovers will be thinking about last year where they were very good against us.

“It will be a real test for us to see how stable and confident we are, along with how consistent we are. My players can’t wait to show how we’ve improved on Saturday.”

Town come into the match on the back of three straight Sky Bet League One victories, but Rosler is keen not to get carried away.

“Obviously we are delighted with our position,” added Rosler.

“I think it is far too early to conclude anything out of that and I think we need the first twelve to fifteen games and then you can see the tendency of the league table.

“All coaches are waiting for the transfer window to be closed, so after that we know more on what is at our disposal, but at the moment I am happy with what I have available in my squad.”

Fresh from Wednesday night’s successful Fans’ Forum at Highbury Stadium, the 48-year-old is looking forward to seeing a strong travelling support head south to support his team.

“I heard a lot of people say they were going down to Bristol - which is a long way!

“Throughout last season we improved a lot on our away numbers, one factor being due to the performances of the players, and the other with Andy [Pilley] assisting massively with the travelling costs.

“We hope to give our fans a performance to be proud of, so they can return home happy.”

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