Rosler no plans to spend big

Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler
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UWE Rosler has played down talk of spending big money in the January transfer window.

While the new Latics manager wants to bring players into the squad, he will look towards the loan market as well.

Dave Whelan will make money available for Rosler with the club’s transfer kitty still swelling with £15m from the sale of James McCarthy in the summer.

“We’re not always talking about buying players but for me the loan market has gone very well at Brentford football club,” said Rosler.

“I haven’t seen enough of the squad to make any sort of adjustment now.

“I’ve worked in a different league and I’m catching up now but I see them every day in training and we have games in the Europa League and in the league.

“I’m sure that there will be one or two coming in, that doesn’t mean for a lot of money – it’s not necessary.

“To be honest we haven’t discussed it at all but it’s natural that when a new manager comes into a new club there are maybe one two players he would want to bring in.

“Now is not the time to focus on new players, now is the time to get the best out of what we have because we have good players and that is my main objective.”

Rosler is determined to make his mark on the squad with his style of play.

But before any changes are made and he brings his own type of player in, he wants to give everybody a chance to impress him.

“First of all I’ll assess the squad,” said Rosler.

“That is priority number one, I feel that in terms of numbers it’s a very big squad.

“We have some long-term injuries but obviously I have now the opportunity to see what I have available.

“I know there are good players but I want to play in a certain way and I have to make sure that the players are buying 100 per cent into that.

“It’s not easy for that as I know the players are used to playing a certain type of football under Roberto then a new manager came in, Owen, he had his own philosophy and in the end they got caught a little bit in between.

“For me it’s absolutely crucial to make sure the players get clear the information and the messages.”

Wigan Athletic have appointed Gregor Rioch as their new academy coach.

Son of former Latics manager Bruce, the 38-year-old has joined the club from Coventry City and has seen 21 youngsters pass through the ranks to make first team debuts.

He will be responsible for Latics’ young players between the ages of nine and 21.