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Bounce Back - Butler

26 September 2016

Defender Andy says Rovers won't dwell on defeat to Hatters.

Andy Butler has said that Rovers will dust themselves down as quickly as possible and focus on avenging Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Luton Town.

Despite taking the lead through captain James Coppinger, Rovers were caught cold by a lengthy delay due to an injury and struggled to get back in a high octane game at Kenilworth Road.

“I thought we started really well, we could have been a couple of goals up but the injury and the break seemed to disrupt us a little bit,” said Butler.

“We took the goal well, had a couple of half chances so we were really pleased how we started but we have to manage the game better in the middle section – the eleven minute break really changed the game.

“We wish him (Hatters skipper Scott Cuthbert) all the best, we didn’t see what happened but everyone in the changing room wishes him the best.

“It gave him a little break to get their heads together because they were a bit at sorts but credit to them for coming out, scoring two goals and changing the game.

“We’re disappointed with the result but we have to learn and move on to the next game on Tuesday night.”

Tuesday sees Rovers entertain Carlisle United who are remain unbeaten this term, following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Wycombe but the hosts are also without defeat at Keepmoat Stadium as yet this season.

“It’s massive because it’s our next game and we’ll keep going,” said Butler.

“We pride ourselves on our defending and it wasn’t good enough. For some reason we couldn’t clear the ball for either the first or second goals and they were good enough to capitalise.

“We have to move on now, its gone, there’s nothing we can do about it and we’ll go to the next game and focus on getting maximum points from the next game.”

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