Uwe Rosler labelled Saturday’s game against Doncaster as ‘very important’ and said Town need to leave the Keepmoat Stadium with points in the bag.
The Cod Army are three points behind Darren Ferguson’s men in Sky Bet League One, and Rosler took the players for a team building exercise after Tuesday’s loss to Shrewsbury.
“We gave them the opportunity to clear their heads and minds, and apart from the mistakes, hopefully we can perform like the way we did in midweek,” the Head Coach said.
“It’s an important game, we want to win every match, but they are near us in the league, so it is very important we leave with something.”
The German revealed that he was pleased with his team’s second half performance and were unlucky not to take a point from the game.
“I thought for periods of the Shrewsbury game we stood firm, and apart from the mistakes leading to the two goals, there was not a lot wrong.
“We have given the players a little bit of space over the last couple of days, and hopefully we can put in the same performance as Tuesday.
Rosler will have defender Cian Bolger returning to the squad for Saturday’s trip.
The 25-year-old has missed the last two games through suspension, and Rosler is delighted to have him available for selection.
“Cian has been our player of the season and he is improved steadily month-by-month since I’ve been here.
“He is our vice-captain and very important defensively and offensively, so it’s good to have him back.”
Rosler acknowledges the current situation, and he said his side knows what they have to do to turn it around.
“The players know what they do well and what they need to do to improve.
“The main thing for these players is to learn how to cope with our current situation.
“You’re in the trenches, you’re fire-fighting, you get help from your teammates, coaching staff and the fans, but in the end you’re in that fight and that is the biggest learning curve for our players.
“We need to cope with the pressure and still be able to produce confident performances.
“Good players learn quicker than others, and we have a lot of good players here.”