Fans help Rosler to end season in good heart

Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler

Uwe Rosler says the response of the Cod Army to his Fleetwood team’s mighty season warmed his heart.

Town’s historic campaign might have ended in disapointment, with a 1-0 aggregate defeat to Bradford City in their play-off semi-final, but Rosler was delighted at the fans’ response at the final whistle last Sunday as they applauded his players and kept their flags flying high.

Town could not find a way to overturn the Bantams’ lead from the first leg but the prevailing mood among the crowd of more than 5,000 at Highbury was one of pride in a squad and management team that had transformed Town from relegation battlers into a top-four club.

And Rosler, who arrived just three days before the season kicked-off, says he hopes the Cod Army are happy with what they have seen so far.

Town’s head coach said: “It warmed my heart when I saw our supporters standing there and really applauding the effort of my players, and not only on Sunday. We tried everything – not always in the right way but we tried.

“I think the supporters were generally happy with what they have seen this season.

“I think it was a great reception from our supporters for our players.

“It really warmed my heart and I can only say thank you for that.”

And although there was a sense of what might have been around Highbury, player of the year Cian Bolger is hopeful Town will come back stronger next term.

The defender said: “I think everyone is disappointed, but I think we just have to take time to reflect on what we have accomplished this season and hopefully come back stronger next year.”