Doncaster defender defiant over drop.Andy Butler was adamant that he and has Rovers teammates have not given up on their battle for survival in League One despite late heartache against Rochdale at the weekend.
Rovers surrendered their 2-1 lead deep in to injury time to come away from Spotland with just a point.
“Whenever you concede a 96th minute goal it’s a kick in the teeth but we take the positives, it’s a better performance than we’ve had over the last few weeks,” said the defender whose second half goal looked to have given Rovers the win.
“You can see that we’ve not given up here, we’ll battle on and there’s 18 points to play for and that’s what we’ve got to look at.
“I can’t question anyone; I thought they were top drawer. We battled and pressed against a team that are up there, we made them look average, we had a few one on ones but we take positives from the performance.
“The ball kept on coming in and we defended really well – everyone did – but it’s just that bit of luck which it’s come down to. We keep doing the right things and the luck will change, it has to, so it’s not over.”
Doncaster-born Butler said that the team will continue to fight to get away from the threat of relegation when they travel to Bury on Saturday.
“It’s an important stage of the season, lets use this as a turning point, we’ve stopped the losing run and we’ll use this to be positive,” he said.
“The fans were brilliant, they're still behind us, we’re playing for them and we’ll get there.
“There’s no point in being negative now this game has gone, we look at Bury away.”