Town talks with Uwe in ‘advanced stages’

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley
Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley
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Fleetwood Town are believed to be in advanced stages of talks with Uwe Rosler after the German made a surprise appearance at Highbury last night to watch Town’s 4-3 friendly defeat to his old club Wigan.

Rosler was sat with Town chairman Andy Pilley and Technical Director Gretar Steinsson as Town ended their pre-season with defeat to newly promoted Championship club Wigan.

Town are without a manager after Steven Pressley’s shock resignation on Tuesday but bookies favourite Rosler was at the game on the Fylde coast to watch potential new team Fleetwood take on the club he managed in the 2013-14 season.

Chairman Andy Pilley sent a message out to the fans at the end of the game saying the club were in advanced talks with an individual to fill the empty managerial post as quickly as possible before the new campaign kicks off at Northampton next Saturday and the Gazette understands Rosler is that man.

Meanwhile caretaker boss Barry Nicholson was pleased with the second-half fight-back and says his defence cannot get away with blaming the blinding sunlight above the Memorial Stand for giving away the three goals in the first 45 and says they need to improve their defending on set-pieces ahead of the start of the new League One campaign at Northampton next Saturday,

He said: “I thought we started really brightly, we got the goal early and I thought we stopped doing what we were getting joy from, we were playing down the sides of their centre-backs and Ashley was looking to get in-behind and for some strange reason we just stopped doing it and that allowed them to get a bit of a foothold in the game.

“The second half was a much better performance.”