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Professional performance pleases Rosler

7 October 2017


Professional performance pleases Rosler

7 October 2017

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Uwe Rosler has hailed Saturday’s 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle as a professional performance after his side returned to winning ways in Sky Bet League One.

Second half goals from Jordy Hiwula and Amari’i Bell sealed victory at Home Park, with Plymouth Argyle’s Alex Fletcher scoring a consolation in the dying seconds of the game.

The German praised his team in his post-match media conference.

“It was a professional performance as this is a difficult place to come to,” said Rosler.

“The first goal was always important and we looked a real threat throughout the game. We had more chances by far than them. In the first half we were a little disappointed with the situation with Jordy – for me it was a penalty and probably a red card for a pull back and he was then clattered by the keeper.

“Overall we are getting better at seeing out games – but it was still a little bit nervy towards the end but I must give compliments to my players. We did the basics right today.”

Rosler was also pleased by the energy his team showed in attack, with Hiwula playing up front again with top scorer Devante Cole.

“We had far more energy than we did against Charlton,” added Rosler.

“My top two were superb and they showed great energy today. When we had the ball we looked a real threat and Devante is coming on really well and he really put pressure on their defenders today.

“For me though, football is a team game and we need a strong 18 or 19 players to have a good season and today we showed that.”

139 fans made the 650 mile round-trip to Home Park, with chairman Andy Pilley heavily subsidising the cost of the trip. Rosler praised their impact following his side’s victory.

“I’m very happy for them. The chairman did fantastic and we cannot highlight that enough, for what he has invested in our club.

“He is investing in the fan culture and giving people the chance to go down 650 miles and helping them with the finances. We must give credit to him”

Despite conceding a last minute goal, Rosler was keen to focus on the positives of a great away win.

“In general we defended really well. Cian Bolger and also Nathan Pond were very strong in that aspect of the game. We are focusing on the good things and it’s important that we are building more confidence after Tuesday and after today.

“Now we have a full week to prepare for Rochdale.”

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