Rosler: Essential for Latics to recharge batteries

Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler

UWE Rosler has backed his Wigan Athletic side to ‘go again’ after a much-needed recharging of the batteries.

The Latics players will be back in this morning after the rare luxury of a day off yesterday, following the 3-3 draw against Yeovil on Tuesday night.

Rosler is well aware his men have been doing it tough of late, managing to record eight wins on the bounce before the visit of the Glovers despite running on empty and picking up injuries with alarming regularity.

And he hopes a day of rest and recuperation will allow them to refocus for the final push where they’ll play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday until the last weekend of the campaign.

“My players earned their day off,” Rosler said.

“They were in for 14 days non-stop, and they deserved to have a day off. Everybody needs that.

“We will then go again from Thursday and take it from there.”

One of Rosler’s first jobs will be to assess James Perch, who limped out of the Yeovil game before half-time after apparently colliding with one of his own players.

“We are injuring ourselves at the moment, that’s how bad it is,” Rosler recognised.

“He told me he was all right, but obviously he wasn’t.

“It was unfortunate the way it happened, because having made the early substitution it restricted what we could to freshen things up in the second half.

“I’m not sure he will be ready for Saturday. I hope so, but I’m not sure.”

Tickets for the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal go on sale tomorrow to corporate customers, with season-ticket holders getting their chance on Sunday ahead of general sale next Wednesday.

Reports yesterday suggested Latics boss Uwe Rosler has become a surprise target for German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. A move, however, is unlikely with the German very settled in the North West of England having only just moved to be back with his family from London when he joined Wigan from Brentford.