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Rosler keen to take Tranmere result on the chin and move on

25 July 2017

Head coach Uwe Rosler says his side will take Tuesday night’s friendly defeat against Tranmere Rovers ‘on the chin’.

The Cod Army suffered a 3-1 reverse at the hands of Mickey Mellon’s National League side, who lost in the play-off final last season. 

With a mixture of players looking to gain minutes on the pitch, a couple of trialists and younger players throughout, the German isn’t panicking.

“There is nothing dramatically wrong but I expected us to be better,” said Rosler.

“We looked disjoined today, which is unlike us. We didn’t impact the game with the ball and didn’t impact without the ball, which was a surprise for me.

“I think we have to take the result on the chin. Until today we have a very good pre-season and today is a blow, we can’t deny that. It’s better to have this today rather than in two weeks time.

“Congratulations to Mickey [Mellon], we have to say it was a very good performance by Tranmere – they looked a real football side who wanted to win.

“So far the boys – including the team today – have been exceptional throughout the four weeks, but we can’t stop now. We will speak on Wednesday and then move on.”

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