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Progress impresses Butler

24 July 2017

Club captain Andy Butler is happy with the direction Rovers are heading in, after the side’s 1-0 win over Vanarama National League side Guiseley AFC on Saturday.

Liam Mandeville’s 19th minute strike was enough for Rovers to fend off the non-league side and Butler was happy that they could keep their third clean sheet out of a possible four.

“It’s a clean sheet, another well worked goal for Liam Mandeville and it’s another step in the right direction,” he said.

“I think we made it more difficult than it needed to be, we did not move the ball as quickly as we should have done really but when we did I thought we were really good.

“It has been a difficult pre-season but a good one, the squad came back in great condition, better than last year actually and I think it has shown in games as players are already playing 90 minutes with ease.”

Rovers face Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday evening at the Keepmoat Stadium and Butler is looking forward to testing himself against another Sky Bet Championship side.

“The game against Sheffield Wednesday will be a tough ask, which will be a similar test to the game against Derby, we are back at home and I hope we can put in another positive performance to impress the fans,” he said.

“The work doesn’t stop after pre-season, you keep on working throughout the season to get better, there were a few positives definitely which we will build on and take them into the game against Sheffield Wednesday.

“The new players have been very good, Ben Whiteman once he is on the ball has a great range of passing and it’s the same wit Danny Andrew, some of his angle passes are brilliant and he will be a big asset to the team.”

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