Defender Andy Butler issued a rallying cry ahead a battle of the roses with Oldham tomorrow.Andy Butler has called for him and his Doncaster teammates to go on another run, after a streak of six games without defeat was ended abruptly by his former side Scunthorpe United on Boxing Day.
Rovers travel to lowly Oldham looking to push in to the top half of the table and put on a performance for the fans.
“We were prepared and knew it was a derby game. They usually take care of themselves but we just didn’t turn up and we were disappointed for those who have come on Boxing Day and supported us. We know we have to do better and we will do better; that’s what we’re about,” said Butler.
“They’ve got some good singing sections now and we appreciate them coming but we’re disappointed in ourselves that we didn’t give them something to cheer about. Second half they were willing us on and we were trying and trying.
“We’ve had a good run, but the run starts again on Monday and Oldham which we’re keen on getting in to now and picking up three points.”
Butler scored in the reverse fixture this term; a 1-1 draw at Keepmoat Stadium in September and the reliable defender wants to end 2015 on a high.
“We’ll have to start again and go on a run,” he said.
“Everyone’s beatable and that’s what we’re going to do on Monday.
“We’re not going to underestimate them, we’re going to prepare as though they’re top of the league.
“They came here and we drew 1-1, which, looking back was a game we probably should have won.
“We’ll go there with confidence that we’ve done well over the last few games and we’re looking forward to it.”