Rosler ready to end concert on high note

Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler says his side are playing in a 'concert' with the big clubs and he hopes they can stay there until the final note is played

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 6:40 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:52 am
Uwe Rosler

Third-placed Town are unbeaten in 17 League One games and trail tomorrow’s hosts Scunthorpe on goal difference only but Rosler believes there is still room for improvement.

He said: “We are Fleetwood Town and we are playing in the concert with the big clubs. Hopefully we can stay there until the final note is played. You have to earn the right to be where you are, and we are here because we are good at what we are doing.

“We can get better and we strive to get better because that is our motivation in every game – to get better than in the previous one.”

Former Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe side have been caught by Town after a winless February, and chairman Peter Swann yesterday called on Iron fans to end the negativity (see page 44).

Rosler said of tomorrow’s opponents: “Grezza does a great job and I think they have a good chairman as well. I was just reading his quotes – very supportive – and going through their squad. I thought, ‘Wow, a lot of quality there.’

“They are geared up for bigger things. They completely deserve to be up there but we will try to annoy them a little bit with the way we play and the momentum we have.

“The manager is very experienced in this league. He has put a very good squad together, who can handle the pressure and have a good balance of youth and experience.

“They have been at the top the whole year and there is a reason for that. They have the resources to invest heavily and that is why they have a big squad. They expect promotion – there is nothing to hide.

“It is a very good statement (from Swann) – backing the manager, trying to get calmness around the club. They lost against Wimbledon (on Tuesday) and I guess they will get a reaction but we are ready for that.

“Looking in from the outside, they are doing everything right and they will be around come the end of April.We need to get our players who are not available through injury back, but we are still competing, still winning and keeping momentum.

“Every club will have a period in the season when they do not get the optimum out of their players. But it is all about coming out of those periods as quickly as you can.”