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18 October 2014

Boss reflects on Brentford stalemate.

  • We had decent opportunities
  • A good second-half reaction
  • We have to analyse and go again on Tuesday

Latics boss Uwe Rosler felt his side showed a good reaction in the second-half to go close to defeating his former club Brentford in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the DW Stadium.

Both sides had chances in the game with Rosler admitting the Bees were the better side in the first-half whilst his players were stronger in the second.

And, in assessment, the German boss felt the game evened out and the draw was a fair result.

“In the first-half, Brentford were clearly the better team,” Rosler said. “We looked quite poor to be honest but, having said that, we had two or three very good chances.

“In the second-half, the boys showed a good reaction, we evened the game out and we looked like a team who would win the game.

“We had two or three decent opportunities as the game went on and overall I think the point is a fair result.”

Rosler was pleased with the way his side adapted to a quick change in tactics at half-time, an adjustment that showed as Latics saw more of the ball in the second 45 minutes.

However, he feels his side still have a lot to do.

“I think against Brentford it was better than Forest because in the first-half Brentford played very well,” he added.

“It was good character from the boys because sitting in the dressing room at half-time, we had been outplayed.

“So to come back, after adjusting and changing the game-plan a little bit - which worked for us much better was good, but still a lot of things to do.”

And now Rosler is looking ahead to Tuesday’s clash with Ian Holloway’s Millwall, who travel to the DW Stadium on the back of a 3-3 draw with Wolves at the Den.

“We’re all a little bit disappointed because we wanted to win the game,” Rosler continued. “We have to analyse now and go again on Tuesday.

“Tuesday is a good chance for us, I think we have to entertain and produce better results at home – Tuesday gives a good opportunity to do that.”

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