Head coach speaks ahead of Bristol City test
Uwe Rosler has hailed Town’s unbeaten run as ‘special’ ahead of Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup third round replay with Bristol City.
Town earnt themselves a replay at Highbury by holding City – a Sky Bet Championship side – to a 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate a week last Saturday.
Town stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games with a 3-1 league win over City’s rivals, Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
“It kept the run going and our home record going – so we move on,” Rosler said.
“We have the momentum and we’re working really hard to keep that momentum going. There will be challenges put in front of us, but we have to overcome them.”
Rosler also paid tribute to the Fleetwood faithful that travelled to Bristol for the original tie, as well as the fans at Highbury on Saturday.
“They were fantastic,” he said.
“Against Bristol Rovers we had more than we normally do and the atmosphere was electric. Circumstances helped a little bit and it got a bit feisty – in the last two games we’ve had very good support and it’s really helped us.
“What we’re doing at the moment is something special – being 13 games unbeaten is something not a lot of teams can do.
“In order to do this there has to be a lot of things right in our club and in our team. It gets harder and harder but the players coming in who will play tomorrow are fully motivated and ready to show themselves.”
Despite the understandable optimism around Fleetwood Town at the moment, Rosler was keen to point out that playing City again will be a tough test for his team.
“They not only challenged us last time – they put massive pressure on us,” he said.
“Last time there was a lot of cancelling out each other for the majority of the game and we dug deep.
“But we’re playing at home which is a good advantage, we know our pitch, we know our facilities, we know the wind and we like to play on our pitch – it will be a tight game and we’d like to go further.”