Uwe: We can’t feel sorry for ourselves

Shaun Maloney goes for the ball
Shaun Maloney goes for the ball

UWE Rosler insists Wigan Athletic ‘cannot feel sorry for ourselves as they bid to get their campaign back on track at Cardiff tomorrow.

Latics crashed 2-1 at Charlton at the weekend, Franck Moussa popping up with the winning goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Callum McManaman had earlier equalised Jordan Cousins’ early opener, although it was to be Wigan’s solitary shot on the home goal.

The defeat continues Wigan’s sluggish start to the new season, two defeats and a draw from three games with two goals conceded on each occasion.

But Rosler insists it’s not all doom and gloom, and reckons tomorrow’s trip to South Wales represents an ideal opportunity to put things right.

“Of course it’s important that we bounce back quickly,” the Wigan boss said.

“There is always a next game around the corner, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.

“We know where the problem lies - due to the way our pre-season went, we knew we’d have a rocky time at the start of the season that we’d have to deal with.

“The Cardiff game will give us the perfect opportunity to get something.

“Of course that will be tough, because we had to travel back from London on Saturday, and then down to Cardiff on Tuesday morning.

“But I still feel we have the quality and strength in depth to deal with the situation.”

Latics will be hoping to repeat last season’s 2-1 FA Cup victory in the Principality although both goalscorers - Chris McCann and Ben Watson - remain on the crocked list.

“We went there last year in the FA Cup and won, so we know we can beat them on their own pitch,” added Rosler. The German expects to be able to welcome back skipper Emmerson Boyce, who was a surprise omission at the weekend through injury.

“Boycey’s knee was troubling him after the Reading game,” Rosler revealed.

“With the games coming thick and fast, I don’t think he would have made two games in four days.

“Hopefully he will be all right Tuesday, because he is a big player for us.”