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Rosler optimistic ahead of Latics fixture

8 December 2017

Fixture News

Rosler optimistic ahead of Latics fixture

8 December 2017

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Uwe Rosler says he is optimistic that his players can get a positive result against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Town travel to top of the table Wigan at the weekend after a great victory in midweek against Chesterfield in the Checkatrade Trophy; which saw Rosler’s side progress to play Bury away.

Saturday’s opponents have been out of action since their Emirates FA Cup Second Round draw against AFC Fylde, but head coach Rosler knows it will be a tough task against Paul Cook’s side.

“I would compare them to Bradford City,” said Rosler.

“We’re looking at where we can cause them problems; however, I’m very optimistic that we can do that against a good footballing side.

“Paul Cook is the manager now and he has a track record of winning promotion with his sides. He won last season with Portsmouth and is with a club with the best budget.

“He has made some very good signings and are improving all the time. They’re going in the right direction and are one of the favourites to get promotion this season.”

Town go to the DW Stadium with no fear after impressive away performances against former Premier League teams Bradford City and Blackburn Rovers, and the German knows the fans can play a huge role, and that his side can cause an upset.

“We’ve done it in the past,” added Rosler.

“People are not giving us a chance of winning tomorrow, but we are always a surprise. It was important to win on Tuesday and with the way we played, especially in the first half.

“There were a few players who haven’t featured much, but I was impressed with our mind set and how we approached the game.”

“It will be fantastic for our supporters today, for them to experience the matchday in a stadium of that quality, against opposition of that quality.

“They should be looking forward to it.”

Midfielder Jack Sowerby played an hour on Tuesday night against Chesterfield, and with his recent performances, he has impressed Uwe Rosler and will be in contention.

“Jack will be in the match day squad, although he has been part of that on a regular basis.

“He has started some games, and has come off the bench in matches, but I hope now that he can nail down a position.

“Since last October when I brought up him, he has kept a level of consistency and has always been heading in the right direction.

“It really is a good story."

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