‘Good to see Uwe again, my old friend’

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler
Brentford manager Uwe Rosler
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GARY Megson is bidding to upset an old mate today - but he and Uwe Rosler will still be pals after their Hillsborough clash.

Megson was the boss of Brentford manager Rosler when the ex-Manchester City striker was on loan at West Brom in 2001.

The Owls chief signed him for a month and noted that he seemed the type to go into coaching or management when he hung up his boots.

“I took Uwe to West Brom - he’s a great lad,” said Megson.

“He was coming towards the end of his career; he had great experience, and he’s well known for his time at City.

“He’s a good bloke - it will be nice to see him again. We got on well.

“Obviously we want to turn Brentford over this weekend, but I wish him all the best after that.”

Rosler, with his opinions on how the game should be played, left an impression on Megson during that spell at The Hawthorns, where the forward made six appearances: “He was telling us all what we should do,” said the Owls boss with a smile.

“He did have an opinion and he wanted to get into the management side of the game. He’s had a great career; he’s got the personality.

“He’s making his first steps in management over here and he’s doing okay.

“Brentford are neat and tidy with the ball. They’ll work hard. They have some good players.

“Not a lot of them have played at a higheer level, but they certainly know this level.

“In the middle of the park they’ve got Jonathan Douglas - he scored one of the best goals I’ve seen at Hillsborough, for Swindon last season - a great strike.

“But as ever it’s more about what we do.”

The Owls are full of confidence as they attempt to extend their 100 per cent home record to eight games.

Megson said: “We’re winning games. People have a spring in their step. Everybody wants the ball. They’re not afraid to try anything.

“You have to keep that going for as long as you can, and if you have a blip you make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

n Rosler has signed a No 2 keeper, Conor Devlin, on a one-month contract. The 20-year-old left Manchester United in the summer.