Rosler has huge respect for opposite number Ardley

Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler has a lot of respect for AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley.

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 4:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:29 am

Rosler knows Ardley, who has been boss at the Cherry Red Records Stadium since 2012, from his time at Brentford.

Ardley guided the Dons from League Two to League One for the first time in their history last term and Rosler says Town have to be prepared for an intimidating atmosphere.

He said: “I respect their manager, I know him from my time at Brentford. They have a good spirit, we have seen how they play.

“We have to play our way and with confidence and our confidence is sky high.”

Town and Wimbledon are locked on the same tally in the League One table with both sides a point off the play-offs.

The Dons are just above Town in seventh spot with a one-goal better goals difference and Rosler is hoping for a similar performance from their 2-1 defeat at Port Vale earlier this month but with a better outcome.

He said: “It is two teams with a similar momentum.

“Two teams with a very good spirit around them, good organisation around them.

“Our style of play is slightly a little bit different.

“It is important (we are) taking our momentum into that away game and performing similar to Port Vale hoping for a better result.”