Andy Butler was delighted to get off the mark after his first goal of the season set Rovers on their way to a 3-0 win away at Plymouth Argyle.
The towering defender was sharp to react to a scramble in the box to give Rovers the lead, and from that they didn’t look back, with goals from John Marquis and Alfie May securing the three points.
“It’s always nice to pop up for a goal, it’s a complete change round from last year, I gave the ball away for a goal, then gave a penalty away, then got brought off, but it’s always nice to get a goal but for the whole team, the clean sheet is the most important,” Butler said.
“We wanted to come here and prove we are a big team, we’ve righted a few wrongs after a defeat here last year and then one at our place, we wanted to be better than them and we have shown we are the better team.
“If you take the lead then the other team will look to come at you and that’s where you can pick teams off, they haven’t changed how they played, but the first goal was massive and the quality of players that played today shows the depth of the squad we have.”
Butler was also pleased with how the team have responded to their midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal, and he thinks that his teammates got a lot out of that experience and that will help them in the latter stages of games especially.
“We analysed Wednesday’s game, looked and learned from it, there were spells in the game today that we had to use the same shape as we did against Arsenal but I thought we did really well. Butler said.
“I think from the whole week has been fantastic to see the confidence taken from Wednesday’s game into this game now, and we have to take it in to Tuesday’s game against Shrewsbury.
“It’s fine lines in this division and we know what we have had to work on seeing games out and today everything went right, John Marquis and Alfie May didn’t stop and led the line well, and when you’ve got two strikers that don’t stop running, it gives the rest of the team the impetus to go forward.”
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