'He demands a lot of respect' - Andy Butler on Omar Bogle's impact for Doncaster Rovers

Andy Butler believes Omar Bogle has quickly become a talismanic player from Doncaster Rovers.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 6:00 am

The striker returned to action in Saturday’s draw with Gillingham following a brief injury and Butler says his presence was a major boost for his side.

“Omar is a big player for us,” the Rovers boss said. “You can see.

“The players, when Omar is on the pitch, seem to grow in confidence because of the stature of him.

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Omar Bogle in action for Rovers against Gillingham on Saturday
Omar Bogle in action for Rovers against Gillingham on Saturday

“I’ve been so impressed with Omar. I’m not singling people out but he deserves a lot of credit for how he’s come back from injury and played a full 90 minutes with the power and the purpose.”

Bogle has enjoyed a strong start to life at Rovers since joining from Charlton Athletic in January.

He has endured a difficult career since leaving Grimsby Town four years ago, with several moves failing to deliver expected results.

Butler says it is impressive that the 28-year-old has been able to roll with the punches through his career and perform strongly with Rovers.

“It’s a credit to him to bounce back from that,” he said. “Football is a game of opinions - one manager doesn’t like you and another does. Sometimes it just doesn’t go for you.

“You just have to be consistent.

“We’ll speak to Omar and tell him to just keep doing what he’s doing. He demands a lot of respect from the changing room as well, for the person he is as well as a player.

“I’m really pleased for him.”

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