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19 September 2014

Uwe Rosler expects night atmosphere to bring extra edge to Monday’s game against Ipswich.

  • Monday night will give extra buzz – Rosler.
  • Turn Huddersfield performance into goals.
  • Watson re-joins group training.

In preparation for Monday night’s clash with Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium, Uwe Rosler spoke with excitement ahead of what he hopes will see his Latics side come away with another three points at home.

“We’ve welcomed this period to prepare for Monday night, it’s an important game for us,” said Rosler.

“I always look forward to night games because they fill everyone with extra adrenaline and an extra buzz and that will be great for the players to feed off.

“Football is about winning, but we also want to entertain as well and we must make sure we turn Tuesday’s performance into goals in front of our fans at the DW Stadium.”

On Tuesday’s game against Huddersfield Town, Rosler continued:

“We’re going into the game with pretty stable home performances and after Tuesday’s game we’ve analysed things and from that we are confident of progressing.

“We did a lot of things right against Huddersfield and the pleasing thing for me was that we put in a better overall performance than we did at Blackburn last weekend.”

A major positive from the game at the John Smith’s Stadium was the return of James McClean from injury, something Rosler described as a big boost.

“Almost every player is at my disposal now, it’s just a case of selecting the right ones for this fixture.

“James McClean came back on Tuesday, so that’s another attacking threat available to us. Welcoming players back from injury is always a big lift.”

Two other players on the comeback trail are Ben Watson and Chris McCann, who have both been side-lined long term following injuries last season.

“Ben has started to take part in certain exercises with the team,” Rosler revealed.

“Chris McCann had a little set back, but he’s not far off from doing the same as Ben.

“To have those two players back in the future will give us fierce competition, but you need that kind of dynamism to run a successful football club.

“In certain areas now we are really strengthening, but there is still a little while yet to go for the long term injured players to get match fit.”

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