Defender looking forward to a return to his old stamping ground in quest for three points.Andy Butler was eagerly anticipating his return to Glanford Park as a Doncaster Rovers player for the first time.
The defender – who made 153 appearances for the Iron – was back among the thick of it in Rovers’ 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury at the weekend.
“We know where we are at the moment and we need a positive result; unfortunately we didn’t get that on Saturday against Shrewsbury but it’s not for the lack of effort,” he said.
“I thought we played really well in the first half, in the second half they seemed to get on top early on and it deflated us a little bit.
“I started my career there (in North Lincolnshire) so have a lot to be thankful for from Scunthorpe United; I’ve been back a couple of times and have got positive results every time I’ve been back so hopefully the trend continues.”
Butler was under no illusions that, despite Rovers going on a winless streak of ten games, there was plenty on offer for the South Yorkshire side this season and paid tribute to the fans.
“They’ve been brilliant, the new Black Bank initiative and when we’re away they’re magnificent,” Butler said.
“There’s not a game where you don’t hear them now.
“We’re a good bunch of players who work hard and if you work hard you get your rewards and we’ll continue to work hard and I’m sure the luck will change and we’ll get a goal and go on from there.
“Players aren’t going to let their heads drop; we’ve got twelve games left now so it’s all to play for.
“As daft as it sounds, you could get thirty points or so, so there’s lots to play for.”