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Rosler prepared for fight at Scunthorpe on Tuesday

16 October 2017

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Uwe Rosler says his side are prepared for a tough fight when they face Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night in Sky Bet League One.

Rosler takes his side to Lincolnshire on the back of a spirited 2-2 draw with Rochdale on Saturday, ensuring the team are unbeaten in October in all competitions.

With this Fleetwood’s second game in four days, the German is confident in his side’s ability to come away from Glanford Park with a positive result.

“You know when you go to Scunthorpe you are in for a fight,” said Rosler.

“You know Graham’s team is always very well organised. We know what we will face, but I believe so much in our squad. It’s about us, and how we perform because when we do our business we can beat anyone in this league including Scunthorpe.

“We have shown character since I’ve come to this football club. We have turned games in our favour and we have already done that this season as well.

“It was a tough game and we know it’s a tough place to go. They have invested in ability and in experience – they have had a little wobble but I expect them to bounce back.”

The Cod Army will come up against former head coach Graham Alexander, who is now in charge of the Iron.

“I have a good relationship with him,” added Rosler.

“He is a genuine, football man and it is always nice to talk to him. From my side this is just like another game and we are facing a top opposition and we need to perform at the top of our level to have a chance.

“With Graham being the former manager from here it means it will always be a special game. I felt he did a good job [last season], and he took over a very ambitious club with a big budget last year and they expected to go up last year.

“They got into the playoffs, and missed out like we missed out. They started the season well, and invested again and they are certainly a top six team this season.”

One of the most memorable away matches last season for the club was the victory at Glanford Park, where a bumper away following saw Rosler’s side record a 2-0 away win.

“It was one of our most satisfying away performances that we had last year,” stated Rosler.

“Last year we had a fantastic following. I think it was one of the most enjoyable games we had because the stadium is very compact, we won 2-0 and showed character and physical presence and ability in the way we countered.

“To enjoy that victory with our supporters was fantastic.”

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