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Butler Pre-Peterborough

23 October 2015

Defender wants Doncaster to prgress under new manager Darren Ferguson.

Andy Butler said that Doncaster Rovers have an opportunity to get their league campaign back on track after a change of manager brought just Rovers third win of the season on Tuesday night at Shrewsbury.

Darren Ferguson’s appointment has lead to everyone having to prove themselves to the new boss – according to Butler – ahead of a trip to the Scot’s former club Peterborough United at the weekend.

“All players want to do is impress the manager and each player has to do that now - not just the starting eleven but the whole squad - and it’s the squad that will push this team forward,” said Butler.

“He (Ferguson) wants us to move forward and not just as a team but as a whole club. He came in on Friday and told everyone that.

“He’s got his ideas that he wants to put forward and we're keen to take them on board. We want to get as high up the league as we can.

“His team talk was impressive and he's taken a lot of guidance over his managerial career so, as players, we're given tasks to do in a game and he'll enforce that.”

Both Posh and Rovers have dispensed with their managers already this term and the experienced centre back is aware of the threat posed by the London Road outfit.

“They’re still the same players who that did well last year - and they finished above us last year - so it will be a tough test,” he said.

“It will be interesting and we're looking forward to it.

“The manager (Graham Westley) only has so much input though, it’s down to the players to do the business.

“It’s not about them however, it’s about what we do and we've got a group of players that will work hard and put a performance in that we know we can do.

“We’ve got a game in hand and if you put a couple of consistent results together then you’re back up there and that's what we aim to do. As a squad we know we should be higher than we are.”

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