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Wright: Butler is a massive loss

23 January 2018

Defender Joe Wright says that injury to fellow centre-back Andy Butler in the 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town will be a massive loss to the squad.

Butler was forced off in the 11th minute of the game on Saturday, and Wright says that he and Mathieu Baudry have to step up and pick up from where Butler left off.

“Butler is a massive loss to the team, he has been a fantastic mentor for me, he’s a leader and a great talker on the pitch and his performances this season have been outstanding,” said Wright.

“I get along really well with Buts, he’s always passing on pointers and his experience, which helps us all though it, not just myself and now it is up to me and Mathieu Baudry to pick up where he left off.

“Myself and Frenchie did really well in the second-half against Shrewsbury, especially when we were 2-0 down, I haven’t played much with him but I am looking forward to it.”

Rovers travel to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening looking to build on their impressive away form, and Wright says that he is looking forward to playing at Glanford Park for the first time.

“It’s a derby game, so you know it will be a difficult game, there will be a good atmosphere as well, we have played them a few times this season and it will be a cagey affair,” said Wright.

“We know what they are capable of and I know they will be well aware of what we can do as well, it’s a game I’m looking forward too as I have never played at Glanford Park before.

“You have always got to believe that you can climb the table and get into the play-off positions, but we will take it game by game and make sure we keep getting the right results.”

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday January 27, get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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