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Rosler preparing for Charlton as 'good footballing side'

29 September 2017

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Rosler preparing for Charlton as 'good footballing side'

29 September 2017

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Uwe Rosler says his Fleetwood Town side are ready to come up against another good footballing side when they host Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Rosler’s side return to Highbury Stadium after a stunning 3-0 win at Bradford City on Tuesday night, to face one of Sky Bet League One’s promotion hopefuls.

Both Town and Karl Robinson’s team have started in similar fashion, with both sides just sitting outside the playoff positions.

“We both have similarities in our starts to the season,” said Rosler.

“They are a team like us who have scored 16 goals, we have 17. They have conceded 14, we have conceded 15.

“They have a Premier League history, and with Karl Robinson they have a very good manager who has got a team out of this division. Karl has not signed for Charlton to stay for the next five years with Charlton in League One.

“They have a very ambitions manager, who is backed by the board and he has put his signature on their squad in the summer. I expect them to go up this season and that is what they are aiming for.

“We are playing against a very good footballing side like Bradford and we have shown in the way work, the quality we have, that we can beat those teams.”

After two successive defeats against Portsmouth and Southend, The Cod Army bounced back in perfect style with a convincing win in West Yorkshire on Tuesday.

“The players believed in themselves and executed the game plan brilliantly,” added the German.

“We were aware that we needed to put more into that game than Bradford because of the situation we were in.

“The main thing to build confidence is to get results, and I hope we can carry that on in to Tuesday’s game. We have a good feel good factor going into the game.

“I think it’s important that we never forget where we have come from. It was the second highest attendance this club has ever played in front of, with the youngest group of players and that shows what an achievement that win was.

“Of course everyone is happier after a win – this is a natural thing. Like I’ve said before, when we had those two games before the players have still worked really well on the training ground - that for me is the main thing. I’m a strong believer in how you train is how you play.  

Town’s chief also called upon a certain supporter in the Memorial Stand to help back his team come three o’clock on Saturday.

“I really hope the man on the drums is back – we missed him against Southend!

“I hope he is back because he lifts the atmosphere in our stadium. When we play to our home end there is more atmosphere and it lifts the players and that is what I wish will have against Charlton.”


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