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Rosler looking forward to MK Dons challenge

9 November 2017

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Uwe Rosler says that he is wary of the challenges ahead for his players at MK Dons on Saturday.

Fleetwood travel away from home for the third time in the space of six days, having enjoyed victories against Chorley and Carlisle United in midweek.

Rosler spoke ahead of Town’s match against Robbie Neilson's MK Dons side, and knows that his players need to be ready for the challenges his side will face in Buckinghamshire.

“MK Dons are top draw,” said Rosler.

“I went to watch them at Hyde in the FA Cup and I kept thinking; what a quality squad they have. The team they put out against Oxford in the Checkatrade, they have a top squad.

“I have seen in the three games I have watched, they have players with a lot of experience. It will be tough for us and we need to be at the top of our physical level, but I believe the big pitch will help us just like at Blackburn Rovers. For me this is a big challenge.”

The German made changes to the starting line-up on Wednesday night at Carlisle United, and believes those adjustments have given valuable experiences to his younger players.

“It has been a busy week so far,” added Rosler.

“Yesterday’s win against Carlisle made me happy because of the team we put out. When you look at how much experience was on the pitch, and to come away with the win, it was great experience for the lads.

“Players like Ashley Nadesan, Michael Donohue, Luke Higham and Harrison Biggins haven’t had many opportunities and they showed how they can cope in a first team fixture.

“You find out about those young players in these games, and also about themselves and they did well against very good opposition in Carlisle.

“These two wins in the cup have helped us build momentum heading into the game Saturday, which is an important one for us.”

Town will be without Lewie Coyle with his suspension starting this weekend, despite the loss, Rosler knows he has players who can fill in for the Leeds loanee.

“We have players who have played in that position before.

“Godswill has played there against Leicester City and Morecambe, Harvey Rodgers has too, and we have been drilling that into him for the last 3-4 weeks. We also have Victor Nirennold who played there last season for us.

“We have three options, and we need to find the right one.”

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