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Rosler preparing side for difficult match against Oldham

8 September 2017

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler says his side are preparing for a very difficult match against Sky Bet League One side Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

The Latics – who won one of the two meetings last season – have made a slow start to this campaign and are yet to register a win after five matches.

However, Town’s boss is wary of the threats that John Sheridan’s side will bring to Highbury come three o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

“I see in their team that they have a lot of league experience, and I see them as being in a false position,” said Rosler.

“They caused us problems last year – they beat us deservedly at their place and we won in the last minute at home 1-0, in a very even game.

“For us, it is a difficult game and they have a few injuries and they signed a few new players so we are unsure what to expect.

“But for us in general we have been in good shape and in fact we have no injuries at the moment. Conor McAleny is back, although he is not at 100% just yet, which is natural after time out injured.”

Unlike Saturday’s opponents, Rosler’s side did not play last weekend due to the international break, something which the German sees as a disadvantage.

“Obviously we would have liked to have played, because we don’t know what will happen next time now against Blackburn,” added Rosler.

“The international break was productive, especially given that we played the game on the Tuesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy. We got a lot of positivity out of that game and some players are pushing for places especially with the big week we have coming up with three games.

“We have a big distance to travel to Portsmouth and we need to be smart with our recovery and hopefully have a good hand in selecting the right players for the right games.”

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