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Rosler hoping to build on positive October form

13 October 2017

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Rosler hoping to build on positive October form

13 October 2017

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Uwe Rosler says he is hoping his side can build on last week’s two victories on Saturday against Rochdale at Highbury.

Successive 2-1 wins over Morecambe and Plymouth in the Checkatrade Trophy and Sky Bet League respectively have given Rosler’s side the perfect start to October.

With three games coming up in the space of seven days for the Cod Army, the German is fully focused on facing Dale on Saturday.

“We expect a difficult game, but we want to address the home game in a way where we stay in the game,” stated Rosler.

“In the last home games for different reasons we were forced to chase the game. We did really well away from away from home and were good against Morecambe.

“We won two games last week and hopefully we can build on that. Rochdale have five clean sheets this season and we know all about them. They have a lot of energy and they have a good balance between energy and strength in their team.

“We’ve been pretty consistent in the last 14 months and we are in the top ten now. At the moment we are probably more comfortable away from home because the initiative is on the opposition and that probably suits our young team.”

Town’s head coach has called on both his players and Town fans to remain calm on Saturday as his side look for a positive result.

“When we play our home games it’s important that our players are patient, but even more so our supporters,” added Rosler.

“It’s important that the crowd are realising that we are trying to take the initiative and win.

“I think it is important that we find the right balance and I think we have showed this season that we have had very good home performances.

“For example, the last two Checkatrade games [against Leicester under 21s and Morecambe], Rotherham and a solid first half against Wimbledon. So we are doing a lot of good things, but we need to make sure that we address the game in a way that we are not being naïve and that we are not in a position that we have to chase the game.”

Town have scored 20 goals in the league this season in just 11 games, and are one of the top scorers in the competition – something Rosler is happy with.

“All of our strikers are in good form,” said the German.

“Ash Hunter has already scored three goals and is on track. Wes Burns has scored in the Checkatrade and looks refreshingly well in a way he looks confident in a certain position. Conor McAleny is back and Bobby Grant has scored.

“We always have goals in us – we have scored 20 goals and have played one game less than most of the teams who have scored one more goal that us.

“We are right at the top of the table in terms of scoring goals – but obviously the other part we need to get right."

Watch Uwe's pre-Rochdale press conference on iFollow here.


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