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Rosler urges fans to be the 12th man on Saturday

9 March 2017

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Uwe Rosler believes the fans can be the ‘12th man in every game’ ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Bolton Wanderers.  

Fleetwood go into Saturday’s game sitting in second place, three points clear of last Saturday’s opponents Scunthorpe United, and four points clear of The Trotters who are fourth.

Town have only last one match at Highbury in the league season, and also took their highest away following of the season last weekend at Scunthorpe.

“I think the support has been amazing all season,” said Rosler.

“They are the reason why we have such a fantastic home record.

“Each month the fans are increasingly important and they are our 12th man on the pitch, both home and away and I cannot ask for anything more from them.”

The gulf between the Cod Army and Phil Parkinson’s side are not as big as they used to be. Five years ago, Fleetwood were in the Conference and their Lancashire rivals were in the Premier League.

“This is our first league game at Highbury against Bolton Wanderers and to be honest, to even be playing in the same league as a team like Bolton is an amazing achievement,” said the German.

“This is all fantastic and it must feel very rewarding for the people who have been involved and have supported this club for a long time.

“But I am very proud of the club and hopefully this will continue and we can make this season very special for the Chairman and the town.”

At the start of the season, not many would have thought the fixture on Saturday would be between two teams who are in the top four of the division.  

“At the start of the season nobody could have foreseen our success,” said Rosler in his pre-match press conference.

“But nobody could have seen Leicester winning the Premier League last season.

“The players are now believing that we address the games positively due to us being in such good form.

“We are not here to protect the run, we are here to win games and we will hopefully continue to do that.”

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