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Butler: We'll figure it out

23 November 2015

Defender looking to resolve Saturday's loss at the earliest opportunity.

Andy Butler said he was revelling in the new role he had been given in the Rovers back line.

Manager Darren Ferguson has reverted to a formation with wing backs which, prior to Rochdale’s late double on Saturday, had gone over 400 minutes without conceding a goal.

“I think the change has paid dividends, we’ve had some good results, some not so good results but we're learning on the training ground and we're continually encouraged to do better,” he said.
“I’m enjoying it; we’ve got Craig (Alcock), Mitchell (Lund), Aaron (Taylor-Sinclair), Paul (McKay) and Rob (Jones) all vying for positions now so it’s good.

“Aaron and Craig get on the ball a lot more and the wing backs make us more attacking, but we’re also more defensively sound. Cedric (Evina) and Felipe (Mattioni) do a great job of running up and down the wings all day.

“Craig’s a good player, a nice lad, he's professional and the gaffer knows him from his time at the Peterborough and he did well, and slotted in which is what a good player does.”

Rovers were kept goalless for the first time in four games and Butler underlined the importance of registering the first goal as he looked to Tuesday night’s home game with Chesterfield.

“I think the first goal is vital and it allows you to set the tempo - like we did last week at Blackpool – you then have to come out and score and change your plans,” he said.

“We had a few chances, one at the end of the first half where if that goes in then it’s a completely different game.

“We tried in the last ten minutes to get it back, we were either going to get draw 1-1 or lose 2-0.

“We’ll go back to the training ground and figure what we did right and what we did wrong and go again on Tuesday.”

Rovers host Chesterfield at Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening. Tickets can be BOUGHT ONLINE HERE or by calling 01302 762576.

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