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20 April 2014

Uwe Rosler expects intense game at Turf Moor against a Burnley team with ‘the right recipe for success.’

Speaking in his post-match press conference after the Good Friday victory over Reading, Uwe Rosler turned his attention to Wigan Athletic’s next test, an away game against the Sky Bet Championship’s second place side and promotion chasers Burnley.

Rosler expects a very different game to the one Latics faced against Reading, but says his team will be well prepared.

“We will be prepared for Burnley, we have seen a lot of them because they are highlighted a lot in the media and they have done very well to be second in the league.

“It will be a very different game to the one on Friday against Reading, but in general we’ve been very good away from home and we’ll look to play in different ways and make it difficult for Burnley, it will be intense that’s for sure.”

Rosler continued by praising Burnley boss Sean Dyche’s approach to the season so far, saying:

“Sean Dyche has managed his squad very well, we don’t want to get caught in a trap because they are a very good team and that’s exactly why they are second in the league.

“They are well organised and they have a very good foundation of fitness in the team which allows them to play high intensity.

“I think they play a different style of football to us, but they are very effective and they have three strikers who are on another level.

“They added well in January to get Ashley Barnes in from Brighton, a top striker in our division and at that time of the year I think that was very good business.

“Having those consistent goal scorers and being rock solid all over the pitch is the recipe for promotion.”

With Burnley’s attentions firmly focused on trying to achieve promotion on Monday, Rosler said there will be no talk of promotion for his side until it is achieved.

“There can’t be any talk about us getting promotion yet, we need to leave talk of that until we actually achieve it.

“So far we have taken every game step-by-step and it’s been the right thing to do for us, that must continue and all we want to focus on now is Burnley, if we get to Wembley again then that will be the time to talk about it.”

Rosler added that a crucial part to achieving his goals is in preparation, praising the work put in on the training ground.

“We put a lot of effort in; we work on individualising training to suit each player.

“Sometimes we work one-on-one and in small groups because we believe every player needs their own training schedule at this time of the year to get the maximum out.

“The main thing is to keep communicating with the players and make them realise that everyone is needed to achieve our goals.

“On Friday I had to leave out one or two quality players who didn’t even make the bench, but they could start against Burnley, such is the nature of our squad and the motivation of our players.”

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