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Butler: Rovers not far away

7 September 2018

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Andy Butler says Rovers are focused on building on their good early season home form when they host League One new boys Luton Town on Saturday.

Rovers have won one and drawn two of their three games at the Keepmoat Stadium in the league, and Butler feels the results so far have shown that they aren’t far away from where they want to be.

“We haven’t conceded at home in the league yet, we’re looking forward to the weekend and we’ll be looking to continue that run and hopefully get a win too, we’ve had a few draws that we need to convert into three points now,” he said.

“We’ve played against some good teams and possibly could have a few more points than what we do have, I think it shows that we can be right up at the top end of the table and we’re not too far away.

“Luton will be a tough challenge for us, they did very well to get out of League Two last season and we know they’re a good squad, a tough team to play against with a good manager, but our home league form is very good and hopefully we can build on that.”

Rovers return to home turf following last weekend’s 1-1 draw away at early league leaders Peterborough United, a draw that ended the Posh’s 100 per cent winning start to the campaign, and Butler believes there is a real sense of optimism around the place at the minute.

“The game last weekend was a real eye-opener for a lot of us I think, to go to a team that won their first five games and then we perform like we did I think that shows how far we’ve come already and so that’s a massive bonus for us,” he added.

“The gaffer has reinforced the positive messages into the squad, you have to believe in yourself if you want to do well in the league, if someone says you’re going to be up there, you believe you can be right up there and that’s what we’re aiming to do.

“We want teams to come to us and feel like they’ve been beat before they even step foot off the bus, when we won promotion the other year, we had that, teams didn’t want to play us here and we want that feeling again.”

Tickets for Saturday's League One clash with Luton Town are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office - purchase yours by either visiting in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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