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1 March 2014

Uwe Rosler delighted with team performance as Latics push into play-off positions.

Wigan Athletic continued their fine form with a stunning 4-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, delighting Uwe Rosler as his Latics side leapfrogged Reading into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.

Praising the team's overall performance, Rosler said he was impressed with how the players carried out their game plan.

"It was a huge victory again.  We started well and in the first half our left hand side caused them enormous problems."

"We got 1-0 up and probably could have gone further in front, but in general in the first half maybe we looked a bit nervous on the ball.

"We're not used to having so much time on the ball, but we switched things for the second half and the lads were terrific.

"We scored three goals and it could have been even more, yes we conceded, but it was from our mistake and other than that we didn't let them in."

Martyn Waghorn gaves Latics the lead on 35 minutes, with Forest pulling themselves level through Jamie Paterson before Rosler's men turned on the style to storm to victory.

It was the response to conceding which impressed Rosler the most, as he added:

"You saw today after Forest scored it didn't affect us and we pushed forwards to win the game.

"The substitutes made a great impact, they were full of energy and helped to put pressure on the Forest defence, meaning we didn't get pushed back at all like we may have done in previous games.

"The game plan worked, we have to play with this style and take games to teams.

"We forced Forest into making mistakes, forced players into difficult positions and capitalised."

With Latics 3-1 up and the fourth officials board just being raised, Jordi Gomez crowned Latics' performance with a stunning 35 yard strike.

Rosler said it was just a highlight in a magnificent performance from his midfield maestro.

"Jordi was our top performer today, he was outstanding.

"His goal was fantastic and the highlight of his performance, but the way he controlled the game and worked so hard was superb.

"He closed down, he won battles, made tackles, supplied passes and then he showed his undoubted footballing quality with his goal at the end.

"I'm just so happy for him and we want to see Jordi Gomez playing like this very often."

With his side sat in the play-off places, Rosler said he won't be looking down at teams below in a fight to stay in the top six, but instead chasing down the teams above.

"It's nice to get into the play-off places, but I don't think we can afford to look behind us, we must continue looking up.

"There are teams above us who four weeks ago nobody would dream of us catching, but they're in our sights now and if we continue to play like this we will catch them.

"We are on a brilliant run, but of course we will lose a game at some point.

"Only wins are going to help us achieve our aims and we're going for wins non-stop."

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