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Butler frustrated with Oxford defeat

17 March 2021

Andy Butler says his side must pick themselves up quickly after the 3-0 defeat to Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

Two goals from Matty Taylor and a strike from Olamide Shodipo ensured a disappointing night for Rovers at the Kassam Stadium. 

He said: “I thought we started quite brightly but once they got the first goal our confidence took a hit and all three goals we conceded were avoidable. 

“We had a young side out there and a lot of lads learning their trade, it was individual mistakes that cost us. 

“We’re disappointed to concede two goals in the five minutes before half-time, it made it a massive task for us to come back.” 

Young defender Branden Horton came on for his league debut in the second-half, and Butler praised the 20-year-old’s performance. 

He added: “I thought he was excellent when he came on and gave us a real outlet down the left-hand side. 

“We always look to take positives and I think the way he came on and applied himself was good to see.” 

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