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Rosler: Fans have huge role to play on Friday night

21 December 2017

Uwe Rosler has hailed the impact the Fleetwood Town fans can have in Friday night’s match with Gillingham at Highbury (7pm k/o).

Rosler’s side will end their 2017 home campaign under the lights at Highbury on Friday night, and will look to continue their good form against the Gills.

Town have won their last three meetings against the Kent side, with Rosler hoping the fans play a key role as they look for a fourth before entering Christmas.

“It’s important we get support from our supporters tomorrow,” stated Rosler.

“We need the fans to know where we are, what we are, and what our group is about. They’ll play a huge part in our next game.

“In the last game against Peterborough we were nervous in the early stages, and when things aren’t going to plan straight away, they [the players] need the crowd to make them feel confident and allow them to make mistakes.

“It’s key they allow mistakes, but it’s also important how my team react, and we all want to react in the right way.

“All of this makes me optimistic going forward, and why I have put a lot of energy and thoughts into the group because there is so much willingness.”

Friday’s opponents have picked up some eye-catching results away from home, including wins at Rotherham and Peterborough.

“Gillingham have had some outstanding results this season,” said Rosler.

“On the other hand, they have had some results like ours in the past so it’s a little up and down for us both.

“There's 24 hours to go and we are ready. It’s a home game and I have told the players to show character and quality. We need to limit our mistakes which will give us a great chance to win.

“We need to play our own game and focus on ourselves, and that means being good in both boxes. Our will to win and the character will take over tomorrow.”

Town’s head coach feels his players deserve rewards for their commitments on and off the field, especially with a busy Christmas period coming up.

“I want my players to reward themselves because they work so hard in games.

“When someone puts in so much work in as a professional – not just on a match day – you need a reward to stimulate yourself to work harder.

“I wish my team get those rewards for their commitment and good play, and a win tomorrow would certainly be one."

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