Barrow watches dominant performance whilst Rosler watches new team
Graham Barrow again drew on the positives from defeat, as Latics slipped to a 2-1 loss at The Den against Millwall on Saturday afternoon.
With new Wigan Athletic Manager Uwe Rosler watching on from the stands hours after being confirmed as the man at the helm, Barrow saw his side control large portions of the game but succumb to ‘soft goals’ that proved costly.
After the game, Barrow said:
“It’s a difficult one to take to be honest because we’ve been dominant in possession and looked the better side for the majority of the game.
“But the first goal is a bad one to concede because it’s another gone past us from a set piece and a counter attack towards the end of the game.
“We had to gamble a bit more towards the end of the game and after bringing on Ryan Shotton to try and utilise his long throws, it was ironic that their winning goal came from one such situation.
“I can’t thank everyone at the club enough for all of their efforts over the past week; it’s not been easy and we’ve come out on the wrong side of two games after good displays, but we’ve all shown how determined we are to get back to where this club should be.
“We’ve got a great group of lads in the dressing room and they’ll keep working hard to make sure things turn around as soon as possible.”
On the arrival of Rosler, Barrow explained that whilst there is much work to be done by the former Brentford boss, his job will be made easier by the spirit of the dressing room he is inheriting, saying:
“He came in before the game, at half time and at the end of the match to give his assessment and I think he’ll be reasonably pleased with what he’s seen, but ultimately the situation we find ourselves in means he’ll have work to do.
“What he has got however, as I’ve said, is a great group of lads to work with who will give everything they’ve got to make it work and we all just have to stay positive with the change to make it a successful one.”