Uwe Rosler: Wigan experience key for QPR play-off clash

Uwe Rosler

Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler says his players' recent experience of big matches has them well prepared for the pressure of the Championship play-offs.

The Latics and, this season, knocked out Manchester City before

They must now beat QPR over two legs for a chance to return to Wembley.

"This squad know all about big games at Wembley and that can only be a positive for us," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

Wigan were relegated last season after an eight-year stay in the Premier League - a period which involved several late escapes from the drop.

In 2011, they stayed up courtesy of back-to-back wins, while the following year they won seven of their final nine league matches.

The Latics ended this campaign with a thrilling and now face big-spending QPR, who recently

"We are playing against a squad with a lot of quality that can raise their level in a big game," Rosler added.

"But we have players who know all about last-day survival and we have some decent momentum and a positive frame of mind after finishing strongly against Blackburn."