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Butler: it was a missed opportunity

3 April 2021

Rovers boss Andy Butler says the defeat against Charlton Athletic was a missed opportunity for his side.

A 12th minute goal from Ian Maatsen secured three points for the Addicks on Good Friday at the Keepmoat Stadium.  

Butler said: “This was another game where we have lost by one goal and it was a mistake from us to allow it to happen from a route one ball.  

“We knew what kind of threat they had, particularly with Jayden Stockley and we didn’t deal with the first balls into him well enough. 

“We allowed Charlton to dictate us. Louis had two shots to save and we forced their goalkeeper into one save so I think that we both nullified each other well without producing much in the final thirds.”  

After struggling to create many dangerous chances during the game, the Rovers manager says he will go back to the drawing board ahead of Easter Monday’s trip to Bristol Rovers.  

He added: “We had a spell in the second-half where I thought something might be created, but there was no clear cut chances for us and that’s disappointing after all the work we’ve been doing to come away with one shot on target.  

“When we got into the final third we seemed to have run out of ideas which is something me and my staff will address this weekend.  

“You look at Charlton and they have a good group of experienced players while we have a young side who are still learning. Equally, ours are still good players but they’re still developing.”  

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