Let’s win it for the gaffer – Cowie

Republic of Ireland's John O'Shea celebrates with Jon Walters (centre) and Wigan's James McClean after scoring against Germany

Republic of Ireland's John O'Shea celebrates with Jon Walters (centre) and Wigan's James McClean after scoring against Germany

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DON Cowie admits Saturday’s visit of Brentford will have ‘extra spice’ given Uwe Rosler’s previous with the London outfit.

And he wants Latics to sting the Bees and get themselves back to winning ways after a poor run.

Wigan’s last victory was back on August 30 – before the last international break – since when they have drawn three and lost three of their six matches.

Latics will be hoping this international break has the opposite effect and jolts them into a winning sequence – starting against Rosler’s former employers.

“Brentford have adapted extremely well to this league and it won’t be an easy game,” Cowie told the Evening Post.

“It’ll be a special one for the manager. He did very well there, but looked at Wigan as a stepping stone in his career and moved on.

“They’ve stuck at it, the new manager has come in and done well for them, but no doubt it will be an extra bit of spice for the game.

“It’s one where we need to take positives from the last two performances and go into it with confidence and get the three points to move up the league.”

Brentford have reported bumper early sales figures on the back of reduced ticket prices at the DW, which Latics hope will also ensure a healthy home following. Tickets are £15 adults, £10 concessions and £5 juniors.

Wigan’s James McClean featured in last night’s historic Republic of Ireland draw against Germany.

And Shaun Maloney scored for Scotland in their 2-2 draw against Poland.