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16 September 2014

Uwe Rosler on dominant performance against Huddersfield Town, but states he’s disappointed it wasn’t more than a point.

Speaking after the 0-0 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship, Uwe Rosler said his Latics side deserved much more from the game, after a dominant performance.

“We completely dominated, we created chances and then we had three penalty opportunities, two of which I thought were definite penalties.

“Overall we didn’t get what we deserved from the game.

“We had 15 attempts, 60% possession but we’re standing here with only one point.

“I was happy with how we shifted the ball and controlled the game in comparison to the Blackburn game, but I’m not happy that we only got a point from the game because we should have won.”

Rosler continued:

“Our game plan worked much better and I’m always looking for my side to control the game, which I thought we did.

“Scott Carson had to make a crucial save late on to keep it level, but apart from that he had nothing to do all second half, which I think is a sign of how much we dominated.

“In the second half we pushed Huddersfield even more, and the changes made a big difference, allowing us to work the channels more.

“James McClean returned after the summer out injured and showed a good willingness and desire to drive forwards, he linked up well with James Tavernier who put in a number of dangerous crosses, but maybe we needed an extra body in the box.”

The big talking point of the first half saw Callum McManaman booked as he went down in the penalty area, something which Rosler said will not affect the forward.

“I think people are trying to give Callum McManaman a reputation, he shifted the ball, there was no contact on the ball and there was definitely contact on his leg, so I don’t know why we didn’t have a penalty.

“Callum causes so many problems for defenders, they can’t deal with how quickly he plays, but he keeps on believing in his ability and he won’t be affected by what happened tonight.

“He will continue to try and take players on, maybe this time the fall was a bit spectacular, but when there’s contact like that then it should be a penalty.”

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