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Rosler praises character of side after rescuing a point

9 September 2017

Head coach Uwe Rosler has praised his side after coming from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten record after a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Ashley Eastham had levelled for Rosler’s side midway through the first half after Craig Davies’ opener, however a Kean Bryan stunner gave the Latics the lead going deep into the second half.

Young striker Ashley Hunter fired home an injury-time penalty, to give the Cod Army a vital point.

“Credit to the lads, we fought for the point and in the end it was a good result,” said Rosler.

“Oldham made it very difficult for us today and we had to change the way we play today because of the way they set up in midfield.

“After that we played better but we let them go 1-0 because of poor marking in the box, and I’m happy with the way we responded.”

Rosler praised the character of his side in his post-match interview, after they came from behind twice in the match.

“I was not surprised because it’s what I expect from my players,” added Rosler.

“But it’s always good because we have a lot of new players and I think we’ve still got work to do on the training field, working under pressure.

The German reserved praise for Hunter, who scored his goal of the new season on Saturday.

“He was very good,” confirmed Rosler.

“He was lively against Bristol Rovers, and against Leicester in the Checkatrade Trophy so it was the logical substitution for me. 

“He got the goal and hopefully that will boost his confidence.”

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