Uwe Rosler says Wigan 'folded & gave up' in Bolton loss

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler was appointed as Wigan manager in December 2013, following the dismissal of Owen Coyle

Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler says his side "folded and gave up" during Friday's 3-1 defeat at Bolton.

The Latics, who conceded three goals in 11 second-half minutes, have just one victory in the last 12 and sit above the Championship relegation zone on goal difference.

"I take responsibility. But I have to be truthful, we didn't have the character," said Rosler.

"You cannot talk around that. I am not mentioning any individuals."

Goals from Max Clayton, Craig Davies and Lee Chung-yong helped lift Bolton out of the bottom three, with Callum McManaman scoring a late consolation for Wigan.

The 2013 FA Cup winners finished fifth in the Championship in 2013-14, but have won only three league matches after 17 games so far this season.

"The worst thing is that we have delivered such a performance in a derby game," Rosler added.

"I am not sure that means a lot for some of my players. I saw a lot today. Some of the players will have to wait a very long time before they get a chance again.

"I feel embarrassed. I apologise to the fans and the chairman for our performance in the second half."

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