Rosler praises attitude of Waghorn ahead of Bournemouth clash, but admits McManaman will need assessing after knock against Ipswich.
- McManaman to be assessed ahead of Bournemouth.
- Waghorn attitude impressing Rosler.
- Rosler on Bournemouth’s steady building.
Heading into this weekend’s away trip to AFC Bournemouth, Uwe Rosler held special praise towards forward Martyn Waghorn, who he says has shown the perfect attitude in bouncing back from not being involved in the first team against Huddersfield Town.
A negative for Rosler during this week was having to take off top goal scorer Callum McManaman in the first half against Ipswich Town.
McManaman is set to be assessed ahead of this weekend’s game, Rosler said:
“We’ll have to assess certain players ahead of the game and one of those will be Callum McManaman.
“It was big impact at high speed in the challenge with Christophe Berra and Callum has ended up suffering from that incident.
“In general everybody else has recovered well, and they’re ready to go for what will be another tough test away at Bournemouth.”
McManaman was replaced after 36 minutes against Ipswich by James McClean, somebody, alongside Waghorn, he was very impressed with.
“Waggy came back tremendously in training after being left out for the Huddersfield game and James McClean worked very hard to come back from injury, so on Monday I thought they deserved their chances in the second half.
“James used his time on the pitch very well, he gave us good energy and they both combined for our goal, which is exactly what you want to see from attacking substitutions.”
On Waghorn, Rosler continued:
“Martyn’s response was an exceptional example to everyone in our football club of how to deal with disappointment and how to not let it affect you.
“His training intensity and attitude in training has been superb and he got his reward for being so professional.”
On this weekend’s opponents Bournemouth, Rosler said:
“I know a lot about Bournemouth from my time in League One and of course from our game against them last season at the DW Stadium.
“They are trying to build steadily this season and they have a very good squad capable of doing so.
“When I look through their squad they have almost 30 players who are good enough quality to play in this division, they have a similar squad size to ourselves.
“Bournemouth go under the radar in regards to the good job they’re doing and they are certainly a threat, especially when they are gunning for teams who want to finish in the top six.