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14 March 2016

Clear message from stand in Captain Butler to comrades after Bantams defeat.

Defender Andy Butler fronted up to the media after Rovers lost to Yorkshire rivals Bradford City at the weekend.

Butler skippered the side but was powerless to arrest the club’s slide despite a late consolation goal which may provide confidence in the Rovers ranks.

“It’s not enjoyable for the players, staff or the club and we know we have to be better now and that’s what we’ll continue to strive to do,” he said.

“We’ve got a week now to put it right.

“We still battled but the goals we conceded weren’t good – we have to improve on that – but when we got our goal you could see the belief come back a little bit and it made the final five minutes interesting and hopefully we can carry that on to next Saturday.”

Butler said that it’s up to the players to get themselves out of trouble, starting with beginning games in a better fashion.

“We need to start games better,” he admitted.

“We know we do and we’ve conceded another early goal from another cross so we need to give ourselves a platform and something to build from as we’re not doing that at the moment.

“The only people who we can rely on is us, isn’t it? The players and staff, we’re in it together and we know that. We’re still confident that we’ll stay up.

“Let’s concentrate on a little bit of a positive; we’re not in the bottom four and we’ve got that late goal and hopefully we’ll get on to it now.”

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