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Butler felt Rovers were unlucky against Wolves

11 November 2020

Andy Butler says Rovers were unfortunate to be beaten by Wolves U21s in the Papa John’s Trophy.

A late strike from Fabio Silva knocked Rovers out of the competition at the group-stage, and the stand-in manager felt they deserved more from the game 

He said: “We’re disappointed with the result but also pleased with how we controlled the game for large parts. 

“We lacked the cutting edge in the final third but fair play to Wolves they were organised and made it difficult for us. 

“I’m not sure if we did enough to win the game but at the same time we didn’t deserve to lose it, they just capitalised on a lapse in concentration.” 

Rovers now have a break between games before taking on Sunderland on November 21, and Butler says that will help them to freshen up. 

He added: “Myself and Nick Buxton will take training with the help of the staff before the gaffer comes back in next week. 

“It’s been a tough period and the travelling we’ve done has probably had an effect on the players so a break will do them good. 

“We’ve been to Portsmouth, Plymouth and Wimbledon in the past few weeks so a weekend off will benefit us physically.” 

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