Andy Butler keen to change the story between Doncaster Rovers and 'bogey side' Fleetwood Town

Andy Butler expects Doncaster Rovers to be well-prepared for today’s clash with Fleetwood Town, having experienced a similar opposition earlier in the week.

By Liam Hoden
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 11:41 am

Butler likened Fleetwood to Tuesday’s conquerors Accrington Stanley in their style and says Rovers must be a lot better in possession than they were in midweek.

“They do play very similarly to Accrington,” he said.

“They will be in your face from the first minute.

Andy Butler speaks to his players

“It’s another game that will be similar but it’s about what we do.

“We didn’t play that well in the first half on Tuesday but we still could have gone in at half time leading. It’s just about being clinical and not giving away cheap possession and chances, which we have done recently.

“Like any team in this division if you don’t start brightly then you’re going to give yourself a mountain to climb.”

Butler termed Fleetwood a ‘bogey team’ for Rovers, who have won only two of their last seven meetings with the Lancashire side.

He is determined to alter the narrative between the sides but is most keen to see a good performance from Rovers.

“We’ve struggled to get results against them,” he said. “Hopefully we can turn that around on Saturday and put in a good performance.

“That’s what I want more than anything. A performance to show the real grit and determination from a side that I’d like my side to have and as a club and fanbase would like to see.

“Fans demand people to run through brick walls for them and so do I.”


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