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Anderson wants good start under new manager

2 March 2021

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Tom Anderson says the Rovers players are right behind new manager Andy Butler as they prepare to face Portsmouth on Tuesday evening.

Butler was put in charge on Monday morning and Anderson believes the transition was made easier because the players already know what he expects.

 “Andy’s been a good friend over the past two or three years but he’s the manager now so we’ve got to get off to a good start Tuesday night against Portsmouth,” said Anderson.

“He’s more than respected by everyone at the training ground. We all know what the gaffer is like and we know what to expect. He’ll demand a lot from us but we need to make sure we’re ready to play our part for him.

“As players we need to make sure we’re still doing the right things and going about things the right way so we can get the results.”

Tests don’t come much bigger than promotion-chasers and former Premier League side Portsmouth and Anderson believes Rovers will need to be at their best to take something from the game.

“We’ve had a sticky spell but you can’t dwell on it, you’ve got to get back up and get ready to go again.

“It will be a tough game – it always is against Portsmouth. They’ve got some very good players. They’re a physical team and a very good team with a really good manager.

“We need to make sure we’re at our best to get anything from this game.”

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