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Butler proud of landmark

13 December 2018

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Andy Butler says it will be a special achievement for him if he makes his 200th Rovers appearance against former club Scunthorpe United this weekend.

The defender started his professional career with the Iron, but says reaching the landmark with Rovers will be one of his proudest moments in the game.

He said: “It’s extra special that it will come against Scunthorpe, I got my chance there when I was a young lad so it’s a big game for me.

“I’ve obviously played against them a fair few times now so it won’t feel any different, but it is nice that it’s fallen against one of my old clubs.

“I think this is the longest spell I’ve had at a club in my career, I’ve been up at 180 appearances for others but never managed to reach 200 for one reason or another.”

Rovers go into the game on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, and Butler says the squad are targeting a strong Christmas period.

He added: “We’ve got two away trips coming up around Christmas so we’ll have to look after ourselves and if we do that and prepare right we’ll be ready.

“It can be hard when the rest of your family are enjoying themselves and you have to be disciplined but I wouldn’t change it for anything.

“It’s a massive time of year and we all know that, we saw last year if you can pick up maximum points in the Christmas week it can give the league table a completely different look.”

Tickets for Saturday's big Sky Bet League One local derby with Scunthorpe United are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office. Purchase yours now by either visiting in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

Fans are also reminded that Saturday's game is an early kick-off, with the game kicking off at 12:15pm.

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