Rosler reminisces about the cup

Uwe Rosler pitting his wits against Arsene Wenger in the FA Cup in 2014

Uwe Rosler pitting his wits against Arsene Wenger in the FA Cup in 2014

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Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler says he values the FA Cup as highly as the league.

Town have a chance to reach the third round and a potential tie against Premier League opposition in January if they can get past League One rivals Shrewsbury at Greenhous Meadow tomorrow.

Rosler guided Wigan to the semi-finals of the competition after beating his beloved Manchester City side 1-0 in the 2013-14 season.

The Latics narrowly missed out on a place in the final, the Championship side drawing 1-1 with Arsenal after extra-time only to lose 4-2 on penalties.

And in his debut season in England with Manchester City in 1994-95, striker Rosler became the first player to score four for the club in an FA Cup tie since Johnny Hart in 1953 – Rosler netted all but one in the 5-2 win over Notts County at Maine Road.

Rosler said: “I never made a secret out of it, the FA Cup is the competition I value as importantly as the league.

I have great memories as a player, great memories as a coach.

“We did it the hard way against Southport in the first round (winning a replay in extra-time) and we want to make it count.

“Our aim from the first day to still to be in the cup in January and hopefully we can achieve that.”