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We'll continue to take Checkatrade Trophy seriously: Rosler

5 December 2017

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Uwe Rosler says his side will continue to take the Checkatrade Trophy seriously when they face Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

Rosler’s side won all three group matches in the competition, and now face the Spirities in the first knockout stage round.

The German is expected to field a young side for the game, with those set to feature looking to continue the good work done in the competition so far.

“We will address the game in the same way that we addressed the three group stage games,” said Rosler.

“It will be a mixed team, between first team and development players. It’s a great opportunity for everybody involved to get competitive minutes and put themselves forward and in the frame for Wigan.

“We’ve won all three games in our group, which is also extra income for the club as well. For us, it is important we measure our development squad players on competitive minutes, because that is as close as you can get to League One level.”

Chesterfield – who relegated from League One last season – progressed after a tense penalty shoot-out win over Manchester City U21s in the group stage.

“It will be a great challenge, and we have a chance, but I’m really looking forward to see how our players express themselves.

“We take every game seriously. We want to win every single game, and that is our mindset. We are doing far better in this competition than last year, and I don’t think it should be the end for us, although Chesterfield will be tough.

“We’re willing to grab the opportunity and hopefully a lot of players can impress.”

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