Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers – Andy Butler keen to be proved wrong by players

HOPEFUL: Doncaster Rovers interim manager Andy Butler. Picture: Isaac Parkin/PAHOPEFUL: Doncaster Rovers interim manager Andy Butler. Picture: Isaac Parkin/PA
HOPEFUL: Doncaster Rovers interim manager Andy Butler. Picture: Isaac Parkin/PA
NOTHING would please Andy Butler more than if his Doncaster Rovers players continued to ram his recent words down his throat – as he puts it – again this evening.

The Rovers manager publicly questioned their desire following the heavy loss to Wigan on April 10 and Saturday’s victory at Shrewsbury – allied to the first half against Burton last Tuesday – was a step in the right direction.

Butler, who has not given up hope of Rovers reaching the play-offs, said: “I know I questioned players’ attitudes and commitment in games and think I had every right to do it.

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“Hopefully now, they can ram those words down my throat and show what they are about and that is what I want. I got a response on Saturday and will hopefully get one again.

“I keep saying to the players that performance equalled points. If you get a performance right, points will follow and so will wins.

“We have six games left and we can make a good go of it because it is all to play for. We are five points off the play-offs with a game in hand.

“Even though we have been on a bad run of form, we are a good side and have six games to prove it.”

Last six games: Accrington LDWLDL; Doncaster LLLLLW.

Referee: A Backhouse (Cumbria).

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Last time: Accrington 1 Doncaster 0, October 2, 2018; League One.

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