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Butler relishing big crowd

16 December 2016

Defender looking forward to Keepmoat Stadium atmosphere

Club captain Andy Butler is excited at the prospect of playing in front of the biggest crowd of the season.

The central defender, who spent time on loan with Saturday’s opponents Grimsby Town in 200,6 is also keen to put the Plymouth defeat behind them. 

Darren Ferguson’s men were beaten 2-0 at Home Park despite controlling majority of the game.

“We will put the Plymouth game behind us on Saturday,” said Butler.

“Grimsby are doing well this year, but it’s all about us, we are at home again and our home form is good so we have to keep that up.

“It’s pleasing that they are bringing a large number of fans, it is up to us who are on the pitch to provide a spectacle for both sets of supporters and to give our fans something to cheer about.”

Rovers, who now sit third in Sky Bet League Two, have been free flowing in attack but also shipped goals regularly at the back. 

Butler is eager to keep more clean sheets and is targeting less defeats in the second half of the season. 

“We don’t want to concede goals and in the last game we did, as a defender you take pride in clean sheets, we haven’t kept enough of them but it’s not the keepers or the defenders who are at fault, its goals conceded as a collective.

“We have started well and we want to keep improving, we have lost five games in this first half of the season so hopefully in the second half of the season we will lose none, that is the aim and we will see how far unbeaten we can go."

You can buy your tickets for Saturday's game against Grimsby Town by clicking here or by contacting the ticket office on 01302 762576.

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