Collison boost as Uwe rues Wigan fixture pile-up

New signing from West Ham United Jack Collison
New signing from West Ham United Jack Collison
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UWE Rosler admitted Wigan Athletic’s hectic schedule had finally caught up with them after Yeovil stole a point from a topsy-turvy six-goal thriller.

Latics went from 1-0 up, to 2-1 down, to 3-2 up inside an unbelievable last 10 minutes, before Luke Ayling prodded home in the last of five added minutes to deny the home side a ninth win on the bounce.

“I have never seen a game finish like that,” Rosler acknowledged.

“We went one up and had a chance to go two up, but their goalkeeper pulled off an unbelievable save from Marc-Antoine Fortune.

“That would have killed the game, killed their hopes.

“We were gifted a lead at 3-2, and we usually defend set-pieces well - but not this time.

“I knew the run would come to an end at some point, and we will take a draw.

“It puts more importance on Saturday, but we have an extra day to recover.

“We weren’t at our best, but we were down on our knees at the end.

“The amount of games we’ve had really showed today.”

Latics also look to have lost another player to injury, with James Perch failing to run off a knock to the leg and being substituted before half-time.

Rosler confirmed Perch is a big doubt to face Watford at the weekend, although the German did bolster his squad yesterday with the loan signing of West Ham midfielder Jack Collison (below) until the end of the season.

“Jack is exactly what we needed,” the Wigan boss added.

“He can play in a few different positions, has terrific experience of both the Premier League and the Championship, and will heighten competition for places as we move into the crucial last few weeks of the season.”