Town’s added fan power boosts Fleetwood boss Rosler

Town head coach Uwe Rosler has been pleased with the increase in support
Town head coach Uwe Rosler has been pleased with the increase in support

Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler is pleased to see the number and noise of the travelling Cod Army growing game by game ahead of today’s clash at MK Dons.

Town’s away support has been rising in recent weeks with the club offering travel to stadium:mk on the supporters coach for £10 per person.

And, as they bid to make it 16 league games unbeaten against Robbie Neilson’s men, Rosler is pleased with that support.

Rosler said: “Very good of Andy Pilley (chairman) to offer a good deal to help our supporters travel.

“Numbers are rising and hopefully a lot of our supporters will take advantage of that offer and come in their numbers.

“The support we have got away from home in recent games has been terrific, it is nice to see the numbers and noise increasing.”

Town’s unbeaten run has seen them climb up to fourth in League One.

It is a far cry from last term when Steven Pressley’s side were battling it out at the wrong end of the table.

Rosler says there is now a different kind of pressure; a positive one.

He said: “At the moment the team is doing terrific, the staff and everyone in the club.

“We know it is a picture of the moment; a nice one.”

The Dons are the only club to have beaten Town at Highbury in the league this season when they triumphed 4-1 under old boss Karl Robinson back in September.

Rosler says that scoreline, did not reflect the game, as he aims to keep Town’s unbeaten run going.

He said: “We need to be sure that we collectively put in a good performance and try and keep the run going.

“I think, going through their team they are in a false position; they have a good squad of players. I don’t know why they are there.

“For us it will be a big challenge. The 4-1 did not reflect the game.

“It will be a different game and we will give them a real fight.

“MK Dons have a good manager and they had a good manager before that.

“They are heading in the right direction. They have come back down and they have had time to adapt.

“They have a good squad of players; we need to be aware of that, play our game and the performance will take care of itself.”

Godswill Ekpolo made his first league appearance for Town since his league debut at Port Vale in November when he came off the bench in the midweek win over Bradford.

His absence from the squad has been due to a visa issue that has now been resolved.

Rosler said: “The problem was his registration, his visa, but that has all been sorted. It took a long time, in the end we get it right.”