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Butler wants instant reaction

22 November 2017

Defender Andy Butler expects there to be a swift reaction from his team-mates following Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat away at Wigan Athletic.

Despite a handful of early chances for the visitors, two goals just before half-time effectively killed the game off, and Butler felt that the standard was not what was expected from the side.

“It’s disappointing, as a team we didn’t really perform, we didn’t do ourselves justice out there, so it’s not been a great day for us,” Butler said.

“Before today we’d done well defensively but we’ve let ourselves down today, the third goal needs to be stopped especially, we seemed a bit in awe in the opening 20 minutes, so we will have to watch that one back and see what went wrong.

“We weren’t at the races which isn’t like us, we need to be better and we will work hard to improve because no one is happy with where we are in the league, because this club should be higher up.”

Defeat for Rovers was their first in six games in all competitions, and Butler is keen to make sure that it is a one-off as they prepare to face MK Dons on Saturday.

“We have to go and put things right at the weekend, the gaffer will back us and we have to keep going and get back to how we have been in the last few games, it’s a huge game and we’ve got some wrongs to right,” he said.

“The consistency we’ve had recently has been really good, we’ll analyse MK Dons now and prove that we can do it on Saturday, we know we’re good players because otherwise we wouldn’t be at this football club.

“You have to go in to the weekend with a fresh outlook, there’s nothing we can do now, the only thing we can do is work hard in training for the rest of the week and really go for it on Saturday and react well.”

Tickets for Saturday’s home game with Milton Keynes Dons are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office, and they can be purchased either in-store, calling on 01302 764546, or online at

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