‘Uwe has taken the hit.. we’ve got to start over’

Adam Forshaw was signed by Uwe Rosler
Adam Forshaw was signed by Uwe Rosler

ADAM Forshaw says Latics can’t afford to dwell on recent events – despite feeling the exit of Uwe Rosler more than most.

The 23-year-old followed Rosler to Wigan last summer from Brentford, having initially been taken to Griffin Park by the German.

The pair’s working relationship at Wigan lasted a mere 10 games, but Forshaw insists life must go on under the new boss – whoever he may be.

“I owe a lot to the gaffer for giving me the opportunity here,” Forshaw told the Evening Post.

“He’s a good manager, but unfortunately it’s just not worked out for him.

“Like everyone else, I can’t dwell on it too much because we’ve got a big task ahead to climb the league.

“It was evident we weren’t doing great as a club, and the manager’s unfortunately the one who’s taken the hit. It’s part and parcel of football and, as much as it’s not nice to see, we’ve got to get on with it.”

Forshaw and the rest of the squad have been working under the watchful eye of Graham Barrow and Eric Black ahead of Saturday’s visit of Middlesbrough.

Behind the scenes, Dave Whelan and Jonathan Jackson have been continuing their quest to find Rosler’s successor – hopefully in time for the weekend.

“It’s probably been a good time for us to have an international break,” Forshaw added.

“It has been a good time to clear our heads and get ready for what lies ahead.”

Dave Whelan last night confirmed Malky Mackay WILL be interviewed in the search for a new Latics boss.

The Wigan chairman begain meeting candidates yesterday want wants an appointment this week.

“I can confirm Malky Mackay has applied and we will speak to him,” said Whelan. “I believe he deserves a fair hearing.”