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Coppinger pleased with Butler appointment

2 March 2021

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James Coppinger says he’s delighted the club have appointed Andy Butler as manager until the end of the season.

Butler was given the job on Monday, and Coppinger says he will use his experience to help the new Rovers boss settle into the role. 

He said: “I’m delighted if I’m being honest, he had the spell in charge earlier this season and he’s someone I’ve worked with for a few seasons now. 

“We had a meeting and Butts introduced himself as the gaffer, it’s a fresh start for everybody and we’re all looking forward to the rest of the season. 

“He’s got a fantastic group of players that are willing to work hard every day, he demands high standards of himself and those around him.” 

Coppinger believes the continuity in Butler taking over will help the squad to push on in the second-half of the season. 

He added: “I think it’s the perfect scenario having somebody who has captained the club and knows what management is all about. 

“Everything points to it being a good appointment, it’s a results-based business but at the same time I know the club will support him in his role. 

“He has all the values and the beliefs that match those of the football club and I’m really looking forward to helping him be successful.”

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