Andy Butler frustrated but unfazed by Doncaster Rovers plight

Andy Butler admits he is thoroughly frustrated by Doncaster Rovers’ recent on-field struggles.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 10:54 am
Updated Sunday, 28th March 2021, 11:46 am

But he insists he is not fazed by the challenge ahead of getting them back on track.

Rovers dropped out of the top six in League One for the first time in two months after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at MK Dons.

The result meant Rovers have taken nine points from the last 36 available, with a major concern being that they have failed to score in four of the last five matches.

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“There’s a bit of disappointment and frustration at how things are going at the minute,” Butler said.

“But it’s a challenge and I love challenges.

“The games are coming thick and fast and it’s a different challenge with every game, from gillingham to this one.

“I’m a learning manager and I’m still thoroughly enjoying it. It’s a test but I’m not going to shy away from it because I’ve had tests throughout my career.

“This is just another test I will knock out of the park.

“With the squad I’ve got and the players I’ve got, all it takes is that little tweak and all will be right.”

Butler does not believe the fact Rovers are now chasing a top six berth will alter the mindset.

“For me personally no, and the staff no,” he said.

“It’s about focusing on that next game. It’s going to be a tough one against Charlton but it’s at home on the TV and a chance for the players to show what they can do.

“I have more than enough confidence in my players to bounce back from a disappointing defeat.”

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