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Butler: Believe in us

7 September 2015

Defender determined to help set things right prior to weekend trip to former club.

Andy Butler has said that he and his teammates won’t panic following Saturday’s defeat at the hands of league leaders Gillingham.

Rovers looked set for a clean sheet before the controversial award of a goal which saw Jake Hessenthaler’s shot cross the goal line, according to the referee, despite the best efforts of Mitchell Lund.

“It’s always a tough game when you come here, they’ve set up well and they beat us,” mused Butler.

“We've had our chances as well. Yes the goal was disputable but he (the referee) has given it and things happen like that.

“We’ve come to a team who’ve started really well but we've more or less matched them.”

Thirty-one year old Butler sympathised with the fans that’d made the long trip to Kent and said that unity was the order of the day after a “tough” opening month.

“It has been a tough start with nine or ten games in a month which is a tough ask but we’ll get there,” he said.

“We defend and attack as a team so no one is going to get singled out, we all know we need to take our chances and need to put them away. We need a bit of luck because we're an honest team that work hard.

“The fans have come down and have got every right to voice their opinion but the message from us is keep positive and we will get there. We’re going to have to be together and that’s how we’ll get where we want to be, by pulling in the same direction.

“They’ll be frustrated and they’ll have their own opinions but we, as a team, believe that we’ll be up there and that goes for all the players and staff so stick with us and we’ll come good.

“I remember a few years ago Tranmere were top of the league at Christmas with 50 points and it went downhill for them so it’s still all to play for, there are so many points up for grabs and it’s not won or lost inside the opening 6 games so we’ll move forward as a team.”


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