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ROSLER – “TUESDAY GAVE ME THE FEELING WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER”

3 October 2014

Gaffer feels his side can cause Wolves problems after Tuesday’s performance against Nottingham Forest.

• “I know where we can cause them problems” – Rosler
• We’re all in this together
• Rosler “positively surprised” by Wolves style of play

Latics boss Uwe Rosler reiterated his thanks to Wigan Athletic supporters ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship.

Rosler said that throughout the club he felt a sense of togetherness and he is hoping for the same at Molineux on Saturday.

And, though Rosler will be without the injured pair of Don Cowie and Emmerson Boyce both of whom limped out of Tuesday’s draw with Forest, the former Manchester City man says he knows how to cause the Black Country outfit problems.

“I think one of the massive plus points from Tuesday was that the team responded in the way they did and then obviously the crowd also reacted to the performance of the team,” Rosler said.

“I really had the feeling that we’re all in this together; from the top in the chairman, through the team with the supporters, everybody is heading in the right direction, and that is the only way to overcome the hurdles we have at the moment.

“It’s challenging for us but I think it’s 50:50; I know what they are about and, on the back of our performance on Tuesday against Nottingham Forest, I think it will be a very interesting encounter and both teams will have a good chance to win.

“I think both Don Cowie and Emmerson Boyce, unfortunately, will not be available for us but that’s why it’s important we have a good squad and strength in depth.

“It’s time now for players who had probably been disappointed not to be chosen so often to come in and make an impression.”

On Wolves, Rosler says, having been to their game on Wednesday against Huddersfield Town and also having watched and played them as Brentford boss in League One last season, that they’re strong but the nature of the crowd could play in Latics’ favour.

“It’s always nice to go to Molineux; it’s a great stadium, often a full house and a good crowd,” he explained.

“I think the fact that the crowd are very demanding on their own team can play in our favour.

“I don’t know if they are a wounded animal or not but I was there at the game against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday and I also played against them and followed them last season in League One.

“Generally, I think Wolves built their success last season, and also this season, on their back four; they’re very solid at times,” he continued.

“They’ve not scored many goals this season but obviously they’ve grinded out a lot of good results and I was positively surprised with the playing style they have and how they start their play from the back.

“They’ve moved on a lot from League One and have a lot of players who have already played at a higher level in the Premier League who have adapted to life in the Championship very quickly.”

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