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31 January 2014

Uwe Rosler says he’s remaining calm on transfer deadline day.

Ahead of the transfer deadline at 11.00pm this evening, Uwe Rosler took some time to share his views on Latics’ current situation in the transfer market.

“We have to stay calm because there is no room for mistakes,” said the 45-year-old.

“I would like to have done my business way before the last day in the transfer window, but with the fact that I joined the club relatively late, there are still things going on.

“We’re quite busy at the moment and we’re trying to strengthen the squad.

“We’re mainly looking at loanees and we’re also preparing for the next transfer window in the summer which will be my first really active transfer window in terms of getting permanent players in.”

With the hectic nature of transfer deadline day and the hype built up around potential transfers, Rosler said he’ll be relieved once the window shuts.

“I’ll be happy when the transfer window shuts because I like to focus on working with my players.

“The last few days that’s not been possible because of the match schedule, but also in transfer market with meetings and the activities involved.

“That’s part of my job though and I’m not complaining because it is something we have to get on with.

“I’ll be relieved when it’s over and we can start to work again with the players.”

Tomorrow’s visitors to the DW Stadium Charlton Athletic have been active in the transfer market, but Rosler doesn’t expect to see all of their new signings at once, adding:

“Charlton have brought in quite a few players and that’s not optimal for our preparations because we have new things to things about, but I’m sure Chris won’t be using all five of his new players at once.

“He will ease a few of those players in, but I doesn’t really matter who plays because I know we’re going to come up against a strong and organised team who want to make up for their 3-0 loss to Doncaster.

“I know Chris Powell very well and Charlton will make it very hard for us to break them down.

“We will have to earn the right to do that, we need to be patient but make sure that we play with the correct tempo.”

Positive news on the selection front has seen Josh McEachran step up his programme with Head of Performance Chris Haslam, allowing the gaffer to include the on-loan midfielder in tomorrow’s squad.

“Josh has come through his programme very well and he has proved on the training ground that he’s ready to be involved.

“Josh will be on the bench tomorrow and it’s great to have him available now because he is such a talented player.

“One or two players will have fitness tests ahead of the game,” he continued.

“We’re quite happy with how things are looking ahead of the match, but Nick Powell is 50-50.

“He’s not as bad as we thought so there’s a chance that he might play, especially with that fact that we have no midweek game and he’ll be able to regenerate his body.”

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