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Butler wants title

9 April 2017

Club captain Andy Butler was delighted to secure promotion to Sky Bet League One in front of the Rovers faithful.

It took until the 74th minute for Darren Ferguson’s men to break the deadlock at the Keepmoat Stadium, with Tommy Rowe’s header proving to be the decisive moment in the game.

Butler insists the league campaign is not done yet, as Rovers set to battle Plymouth Argyle for the Sky Bet League Two title.

“We are all extremely happy and everyone could see from the celebrations how much it meant to us, it’s been building up the past few weeks,” he said.

“I’m delighted that we could celebrate it with the home fans, we saw Burton here last year parade in front of us, so it was nice to for the fans to get involved this time and we are hoping we can lift the league title here against Exeter.

“Promotion is one thing but at the start of the season we said we wanted to win the league and we all want to end the season with a medal around our necks.”

Rovers still have to face Blackpool and Exeter City who are both vying for play-off spots, and Butler was impressed with the way Rovers nullified Steve Evan’s Mansfield Town, who are also looking to secure a play-off spot.

"We were a bit nervous to be honest, it took us a while to get going but we grinded it out, got the three points and kept a clean sheet so that was pleasing,” he said.

“Mansfield were a very organised side, we battled hard to break them down and you have to give the lads credit for that, we have been good at that all season.

“We controlled the game from the outset, I’m delighted that we have been promoted into a bigger league and I believe that this team can go higher and higher."

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