Andy Butler says he is looking forward to coaching the U16s side at Rovers as he continues his UEFA A licence programme.
The central defender spent time at St George’s Park National Football Centre over the summer, and Butler says he enjoyed learning from some ex-professional footballers such as Kieron Dyer.
“It was really good, there were a lot of players there that have a really good insight into football and it is just another step into my coaching path really,” he said.
“Kieron Dyer was on the course, he is a really knowledgeable guy as he is doing a lot with Ipswich Town at the moment.
“It was really interesting as you get to watch their training sessions and they get to watch yours, now I have to complete a 20-week project which I’ll be doing with the U16s team here at Rovers.”
The club captain also managed to chat with some of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions players as they prepared for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and Butler says he enjoyed catching up with Doncaster-born Danny Rose.
He added: “I spent two weeks there while England were getting ready for the World Cup, I had a chat to a few of them and they were all really nice.
“Danny Rose is another Donny lad and they were all really friendly, it was a shame that we couldn’t see them play to be honest.”
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