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Mindset important for Butler

6 September 2018

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Club captain Andy Butler believes mentality has proved to be key for a Rovers side who have lost just one game in Sky Bet League One this season.

Butler believes the longer they can go without conceding a goal at home, the more they can gain a psychological edge on their opponents.

He said: “If we get the first goal in a game then it means the opposition have to come at us, and we know how much of a threat we can be on the counter attack.

“The mental side of the game is massive, we want to prevent teams from scoring and the longer we do that for the more confident we will feel.

“Earlier on in the season when we were scoring a few goals, we knew teams would worry about what we could do to them at any time of the game.”

The month of September provides Rovers with several tricky looking fixtures, including this weekend’s game at home to Luton Town.

Butler added: “In this league there is nothing to fear, a couple of teams have started well but we have to back our own ability and believe we can cause teams some problems.

“Luton have played at a higher level in the past and I think they are a very good team, we played them twice a couple of seasons ago and they were strong.

“They have a good young manager and play good attacking football, they have some threats but we’re at home and the form has been good there for us.”

Read more from the interview with club captain Andy Butler in the sixth edition of the new look matchday magazine at the game against Luton Town on Saturday. Tickets are available from

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