Doncaster Rovers' caretaker boss calls on his side to finish season 'with a bang' ahead of trip to Blackpool

Doncaster Rovers' interim boss Andy Butler wants his side to finish their season with a bang.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 11:00 am

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Donny take on play-off chasing Blackpool at Bloomfield Road tonight (7pm kick-off) in their penultimate fixture of the season.

There's nothing at stake for the South Yorkshire outfit in their final two games, having fallen away from the play-off spots following Darren Moore's departure at the start of March.

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Doncaster's caretaker boss Andy Butler

Doncaster currently sit 12th, eight points away from the top six.

The Seasiders meanwhile, know they need to pick up just a point from their final two games to guarantee a play-off spot.

When asked by our sister paper the Yorkshire Post what he wanted from his side's last two games, Butler said: "More of the same, really..

"I want us to finish the season with some positive performances and some positive collective performances to show people we can still mix it with the best teams in the league because Blackpool and Peterborough are as tough as they come.

"We want to finish on a high and make some momentum for next season, make a feel-good factor. Everyone's disappointed at not making the play-offs, and know all the fans, the staff and the players are. We're frustrated.

"It's disappointing not to be in the play-offs. I think with the squad we've got we've done well but there's been a few performances where we have let ourselves down.

"(The last two matches) have been really good. There's still things we can get better at but overall performance-wise I can't really question the players.

"I was really pleased with the way we applied ourselves in the game against Rochdale. We made some really penetrating hard runs that really caused them problems."

On tonight's game at Bloomfield Road, Butler added: "It's a strange one when people believe there's nothing to play for,

"If you look at the two neighbouring clubs, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, they've got a barnstorming finish to the season.

"You want the season to finish with something to play for.

"The only thing we can play for now is the motivation and to put the performances in we missed out on earlier in the season.

"We can't get into the play-offs but at the same time we've still got to use whatever motivates you as a person. There's a lot of people out of contract and a lot of people who will return to loan clubs, so finish with a bang."

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