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Andy Butler Takes Temporary Charge of Doncaster Rovers

The former Saddlers captain has been put in charge of his hometown club.
Andy Butler has been put in charge of Doncaster Rovers
Former Walsall defender Andy Butler has been placed in temporary charge of League One side Doncaster Rovers following the departure of Darren Moore to Sheffield Wednesday.

Butler, who made over 180 first-team appearances over two spells at Banks's Stadium, will lead Rovers through his first game on Tuesday evening as they take on fellow Play-Off hopefuls Portsmouth at the Keepmoat.

As well as continuing to form part of Rovers' first-team squad Andy is already manager of Doncaster Rovers Belles, with the 37-year-old adding to an already hectic schedule.

Speaking via Doncaster's official website chairman David Blunt confirmed the departure of Darren Moore before wishing Butler well as he looks to hit the ground running midweek.

Blunt said; "We are disappointed that Darren has chosen to leave the club part way through what has been a season full of promise.

"We have made significant efforts to support Darren over the past 18-months and ensure he was able to build a team capable of challenging in the top six.

"This has included supporting him through the past two transfer windows despite the difficult financial circumstances.

"Our ambitions remain to achieve a top six finish and we hope and expect that Andy will use this time to put himself in the prime position to secure the role on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

"Andy’s first priority will be to halt the team's recent run of poor form and put our season back on track."

We would like to wish Andy the best of luck as he continues to make his way through the coaching and management side of the game.

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