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Butler's Brentford spirit

1 May 2017

Club captain Andy Butler wants Rovers to invoke the spirit of Brentford in the final game of the Sky Bet League Two season against Hartlepool United.

Rovers have already achieved promotion to Sky Bet League One, and head to Victoria Park one point behind Plymouth Argyle in the race for the title.

Butler said: “We have to beat Hartlepool- that is the main objective now. Stranger things have happened, you only have to look at the season where Rovers got promoted at Brentford and how it can change instantly.

“We cannot influence Plymouth’s result, but  they have become the hunted now and it will be a hard game for them at Grimsby.”

Regardless of whether Rovers overhaul Argyle – who head to Blundell Park to take on Grimsby Town – for the title, Butler feels Rovers should be proud at achieving promotion.

Title rivals Plymouth travel to Grimsby Town and Butler is adamant that Rovers can keep the pressure on them with a positive result at Victoria Park. 

He added: “We want to win the league, with the pressure we have put on ourselves and the standard we have set.

“It has been an incredible season for us, we have been to places like Newport and battled on pitches like that and all around the league and faced different battles. We have been promoted at the first time of asking, when a lot of teams have struggled in this division and have not come back straight away and everyone has to take huge credit for getting back to League One. 

“Everyone at the football club should be incredibly proud of themselves - the staff, the players and the fans.” 

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