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21 April 2014

Uwe Rosler looking to move on quickly following defeat to Burnley.

Speaking after Wigan Athletic’s 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor against promoted Burnley, Uwe Rosler said it was a disappointing performance, but one that will help his side and himself learn for future games.

Rosler told Latics Player:

“It’s seldom that we have a performance like we’ve had today against Burnley.

“We’ve all got to take lessons from the performance include myself.

“We’ve got to move on to the next game quickly because it gives us the chance to get into the play-offs.

“I’ll excuse the players for that performance because they have been fantastic to me and it’s very, very seldom that we’ve played like we did in the first half today.”

Latics fell two goals behind in the first half as Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly helped to give Burnley a lead which would eventually see them promoted to the Premier League.

Rosler made two changes at half time with the introductions of Rob Kiernan and Callum McManaman and said he immediately saw a difference.

“We saw improvement in the second half straight away, we made the right decisions at half time and that certainly helped us to get back into the game, but we have to also give credit and congratulations to Burnley on their promotion and the way they played this afternoon.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, but the first 25 minutes were not good enough and we know we need to be a lot better than that if we are to achieve our goals this season.

“We spoke a little bit in the dressing room after the game and we will look at the game tomorrow at the training ground, but then we move on.”

With Blackpool the visitors to the DW Stadium next weekend, Latics can secure their place in the play-offs with a victory, something which Rosler says will be another difficult task and one his side will be taking extremely seriously.

“We’re focusing on each game, Blackpool are our next opponents and they drew against Brighton today which tells you that they’ll be a difficult opponent.

“Blackpool and Birmingham City have a lot to play for and we play them both so it’s not going to be easy, and sometimes we’ve struggled against teams in the bottom half of the table so we know they will be tough games and we can’t afford to make any mistakes.”

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