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Rosler delighted with seven points in a week

29 January 2017

Head coach reacts after 1-1 draw with Southend

Head coach Uwe Rosler thinks that his side have performed brilliantly throughout the past couple of weeks and thinks Saturday’s performance against Southend United is worthy to carry on the unbeaten streak.

Fleetwood battled hard to earn a 1-1 draw thanks to a fine late strike from David Ball, which cancelled out Anthony Wordsworth’s first half opener.

Rosler revealed that the game against the Shrimps was the toughest out of the three matches played this week.

“If somebody told me we were going to get seven points out of the last three games, I would have taken it immediately,” said the German.

“Today was the hardest game out of the three because we were playing against a team who had two weeks without a game and you could see they had more energy, especially at the beginning of the game.

“They physically dominated us in the first half and we couldn’t get the ball down to play like we normally do and they asked a lot of questions.

“They were leading deservedly but in the second half we gradually found our way into the game.

“I think the fitness at the end, for the last 20-25 minutes, took over and we could have won it.

“We have three or four massive chances and I think in the end, a draw is a fair result.”

The conditions and the style of play in the game was affecting both sides but Rosler thinks that it was the desire expressed by Town that earned them a point in the end.

“Today, it was not about tactics or good play, the point came from the heart, from desire, from not accepting defeat and that is an unbelievable quality to have.

“We have been brave with four strikers on the pitch, playing everything we could and we have qualities upfront, different qualities.”

Rosler reserved praise after the match for David Ball after his stunning goal saved a point at Highbury.

“We scored a wonderful and individual goal from a class player.

“We had easier chances in the end that we should have scored.

“That goal was something special because it wasn’t a real chance, it was an individual effort from a very good player.”

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