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Rosler: We're refreshed and ready to go again

26 January 2018

Uwe Rosler says that his staff and players are feeling refreshed ahead of the trip to Gillingham on Saturday.

Rosler’s side enjoyed a couple of days away from Poolfoot Farm following last weekend’s game with Blackburn, after a hectic period over Christmas and New Year.

Despite this, Town have won their last three away games in the league, but the head coach knows that Saturday’s match will not be an easy one.

“Gillingham have match winners in their team,” said Rosler.

“They have a lot of experience in their team and know how to get wins, it reminds me of what we were like last season with the energy and spirit.

“When a team goes behind against them at the moment, they find it very difficult to get back into the match.

“Back in December, they caught us on a bad day, especially after I felt the Peterborough game was a killer for us.

“We conceded two early goals and knocked the life out of us, and we didn’t find a way to come back into it.

“But since the new coach [Steve Lovell] has come in; they have got a very impressive points tally.

“However, we are going there to get the points.”

The German does believe that the pressure will be off his players with playing away from home, but knows his team needs to cope with the tough situations.

“We have confidence in the way we play, especially away from home,” added Rosler.

“I think we have less pressure away from home, and the initiative is with the home team and mentally it’s easier to go away from home.

“We have more to win away than lose, and we are quite enjoying that scenario and with the way we play, that suits us.

“This season there has been a lot of expectation and we have needed to learn from that.

“In general when you have a group who have been together for many years, they find it easier to cope with certain situations.

“My players will get better going through the up and downs. You’re not just getting better with the sunshine, but you need to experience the storm to appreciate the sun.

“As a team, we need to learn to cope with the disappointments, and the challenges and keep to our high standards in everything we do.

“Believing in what we are doing right is the right thing.”

Rosler also welcomed new signing Kevin O’Connor to the club; after the 22-year-joined from Championship side Preston North End on a season-long-loan.

“I think it was evident that we needed a left back and Kevin comes here to play like all of our loan signings this season.

“Kevin is very talented; and he has a great left foot and brings everything we want into the team."

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