Andy Butler delighted at chance to work with Doncaster Rovers squad

This morning’s training session will be a novelty for Doncaster Rovers boss Andy Butler.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 6:00 am

For the first time in his four week tenure, Butler will oversee a session not focused on the next opposition.

A relentless cycle of weekend and midweek fixtures since taking charge at the start of the month has meant that Butler’s time at Cantley Park so far has involved implementing recovery and preparatory work on his squad.

With a rare blank midweek, Butler is relishing the chance to work in-depth with his players over the next few days.

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“It’ll be nice to get them in an organised training session rather than a recovery session and a preparatory session,” he said. “I’ll get all my sessions planned out and go from there and hopefully get a response out of the players.

“It’s the first week where we can get the players together and actually do a training session that’s not preparing for a game.

“It’ll be a welcome rest for the players and staff, just to get the week’s training in.

“I gave them Monday off to give them chance to recharge again.

“Then they’ll come in and we’ll prepare for the weekend and another tough game against MK Dons.

“Hopefully we’ll have another body back for that game. It’s all about managing them now, the likes of Omar Bogle, Josh Sims.

“It’s going to be a good week where we can get some work into them. I’m looking forward to it.”

Butler expects John Bostock to return for this weekend’s trip to MK Dons, giving him a full squad to work with for the game.

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