A preview of Uwe Rosler’s programme notes ahead of Latics v Brentford.
- Uwe's Brentford programme notes.
- Manager's message ahead of game.
- "Time to deliver again." - Rosler
THE PLAYERS NEED TO DELIVER AT HOME AGAIN AND BE THE TRIGGER FOR THE FANS TO GET BEHIND THEM AS NORMAL - ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR FANTASTIC FOOTBALL CLUB.
The spirit and tactical intelligence of the players against Nottingham Forest and Wolves showed this is a squad not far away from ‘clicking’ again – one that is coming to terms with the big changes in both playing staff and technical staff it has undergone in a short space of time.
When you compare this team to the one from last year, we can all see the differences: new players bring new ideas, new energy and dynamics.
Change is a necessary part of football – we all understand that.
However, in this league, you do not have the luxury of time to bed in those changes but the last two results especially has given big cause for optimism that this new group of players and staff will continue to gel as we move into two home games in quick succession and then forwards through a busy period of games.
INTERNATIONAL BREAK GIVES US CHANCE TO RECOVER
It was pleasing to see Shaun Maloney and James McClean having such success respectively for Scotland and the Republic, both will have grown from the experience and we can reap the benefits.
William Kvist and Denmark suffered from a late set-back against a star-studded Portugal, while Ali Al Habsi also had high-profile encounters, including having to face the returning Luis Suarez. Playing for your country is always great honour, and it is one that reflects very well on the club.
WELCOME TO BRENTFORD
I am grateful to Brentford for giving me the opportunity to manage in England and will only ever have positive things to say about to say about the club, the people I worked with there and the supporters.
Football often throws up personal stories, and in the same way last season when going back to Manchester City, it is important not to get distracted and lose focus when there is a job to do.
This will be another good test for us and we need to approach the game in our normal professional manner.
Today it’s about us dictating the game.
We need to start at a high tempo, be on the front foot from the first whistle and make our energy visible to our supporters so that they can whip up the atmosphere on our own home soil.
I am expecting an open game the key will be how clinical we are with the opportunities that will come our way.
Let’s all of us play our part.
Enjoy the game
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