Rosler concern over lack of points on road

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler
Wigan manager Uwe Rosler

UWE Rosler admitted he ‘wasn’t unhapppy’ with Wigan Athletic’s performance in their 3-1 defeat at Blackburn on Saturday.

But the Latics chief remains ‘concerned’ by his side’s continued failure to pick up points on their travels.

Latics have now lost all four of their away games this term - three in the Championship and one at Burton in the Capital One Cup - despite dominating for long periods at Ewood and leading after 52 minutes thanks to James Perch’s volley.

However, Rovers hit back with three unanswered strikes, and Latics were unable to muster a response.

“Results-wise, yes it is a concern,” acknowledged Rosler.

“At the moment we’re a team that plays our style of football and we believe in that.

“Away from home, there will always be moments when you come under pressure and that’s natural and then we concede.

“At home it’s different as they back off and we bombard and overpower them and get the first goal and the second goal.

“We’re a little bit away from being a top team because had we been under the cosh for the majority of the game I’d have understood. But they scored two goals basically from nothing.

“Yeah, I’m a little bit gutted. I don’t think we deserved that.

“I’m sitting here not being really unhappy with the performance.

“Away from home we have to be resilient and strong when we’re under pressure and it’s not happening.”

Latics have an immediate chance to put things right with tomorrow’s trip to Huddersfield.

And Rosler admits he may have to shuffle his pack after once again seeing his side seemingly run out of energy in the second half.

“I was disappointed that we dropped our intensity at the start of the second half and it started very much from the front,” Rosler added.

“Also the willingness to get on the ball dropped. We can’t hold the level for 90 minutes in certain positions - and that we have to address.

“A football game isn’t 45 or 60 minutes, it’s 90-95, and we have to make sure we can play like we want for 95 minutes.