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Rosler proud of performance in Boxing Day victory

27 December 2017

Uwe Rosler says he was proud of his side’s performance as they recorded a 2-1 victory at Oldham Athletic on Boxing Day.

Two second half goals from Devante Cole and Ashley Hunter saw Town take all three points on Boxing Day, despite a late Kean Bryan free-kick halving the deficit.

It was Town’s first league win since their 2-0 home victory over Oxford United back in October, and it was one win that pleased the German.

“It was the perfect win,” said Rosler.

“We have a young group who have had injuries, and who have had their character tested. However, today we stood up to the challenge.

“Last time we played Oldham they bullied us, and this time around we dealt with their physicality; which was impressive.

“We worked as a unit when attacking and also when defending, and we were responsible throughout. 

“I am proud of what I saw today.”

Town’s head coach spoke in his post-match press conference at how happy his side defended in the last moments of the game, when under extreme pressure from the hosts.

“There are a lot of positives to take away for us,” added Rosler.

“What was important was that when we did concede, we didn’t fall down and let another goal in.

“My players stood firm and strong, and it was great to have someone like Nathan Pond to bring on who had experience and get us over the line.

“Everybody on the bus, the substitutes, and the staff they should get a big pat on the shoulder.

“This is because in recent weeks, we have been tested and today we showed our fans, and ourselves first and foremost how much character we have.”

Rosler made four changes to the starting eleven for Tuesday’s match, including a start for goalkeeper Chris Neal.

“There were changes made due to the way we played. There were changes because of performances, and changes because of understanding of what we are about.

“I am happy I made those four changes, the players who came in stood firm and played well. They really have not done their claims for a start next game any problems.

“This is what I have said for a while now, we are a team whether you are playing, on the bench or not in the squad.

“My team know that the more you put in, the more you will get out."

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