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19 March 2014

Uwe Rosler says his side were punished as energy levels ran out.

After a chaotic evening at the DW Stadium which saw Wigan Athletic draw 3-3 with Yeovil Town in the Sky Bet Championship, Uwe Rosler said his side ran out of energy towards the end as Latics’ winning run came to close.

“We feel as though we didn’t deserve to win the game,” said Rosler.

“We grew into the game in the first half and then after the break we got a goal which I think we deserved.

“The big moment is when Marco works a great chance to make it 2-0, had he scored I think the game would have been over, but it’s a good save from their goalkeeper.”

Rosler added:

“We didn’t have the fresh legs to push Yeovil out and that really showed by the kind of goal we conceded for 3-3.

“We were given a gift to go 3-2 up and normally we would defend very well, but today we were punished at a set piece and we came away with a point.

“Thomas Rogne played his first game back from injury, Nick Powell made his first start since coming back and Ivan Ramis played back-to-back games for the first time in a while.

“We simply didn’t have the energy levels at the end.”

Previous to the 3-3 with the Glovers, Latics had won eight in a row in all competitions, but Rosler said it’s not too much of a negative that the run has been halted, adding:

“I have a lot of respect for my players and we’ve had a fantastic winning run, but we all knew that run would come to an end at some point.

“We can’t be negative because the run has ended with a draw and we remain unbeaten, they deserve a huge amount of credit.

“We wanted to win tonight, we came into the game thinking it was a must win game, but it wasn’t to be and we move onto another game that we have to win at the weekend against Watford.”

Hoping for a similar atmosphere to tonight’s game on Saturday, Rosler praised Latics’ supporters for the boost they gave to his players after slipping 2-1 behind.

“The supporters were very good tonight.

“When we went 2-1 behind they didn’t give up on us and they pushed us back in front.

“Before the game I was looking for them to give us that lift we needed against a tough team and they really did that.

“We want to build a fortress at home and to do so we must win our home games, so that’s what we’ll be looking to do against Watford.”

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