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Intensity Required - Butler

7 July 2014

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First team coach positive ahead of Portugal.

Doncaster Rovers’ first team coach Paul Butler has said that the squad are ready to swap the British summer for the continent when they head to Portugal next week.

“Portugal is always good for us. It’s a chance for the players to bond and be around each other 24/7 for a week,” said the 28-year old.

“It went very well 12 months ago, and it’s just case of being organised so the boys are in as good a shape as they can be going into the first week of the season.”

Rovers will get some game time in ahead of their trip abroad when they face Bradford Park Avenue and Lincoln City later this week, prior to their warm weather training and it’s all about the intensity according to Butler.

“We’re just starting to guide the boys into the top level of intensity. We’re pleased with the group we have got back so far. There will be additions for sure over the coming days and weeks.

“The players are looking good. Everyone went through their physical testing last week and results were good which gives you confidence going into the season.

“The players want to play football more than anything else. It’s important to them to get their first 45 minutes under their belt, whoever it’s against. They just want to get out there and play.”

The full interview with Paul Butler is now available on Rovers Player.

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