Win can push Swansea on - Butler

28 September 2009 07:07
Tom Butler believes Swansea City can build on their impressive 2-1 victory at home to Sheffield United by winning away at Doncaster on Tuesday. Butler came off the bench to score the winner in only his second appearance since recovering from a hamstring operation on the eve of the new season. "We are going in the right direction with the last couple of performances," the 28-year-old told BBC Wales. "The important thing is we haven't been losing games." Saturday's win was the first at home this season and only their second in nine Championship outings. It has been a tough start for manager Paulo Sousa who has had to fill the void left by predecessor Roberto Martinez, who also took his back-room staff and top-scorer Jason Scotland with him to Wigan. Sousa has had to deal with a lack of goals and also a midfield crisis with Ferrie Bodde, Joe Allen and Darren Pratley missing most or all of the season through injury. On top of that, Leon Britton, Andrea Orlandi, Cedric van der Gun and Mark Gower have all suffered injuries. And Sousa's cause has not been helped by the sendings off of Nathan Dyer and Jordi Lopez against United who will sit out the visit to Doncaster. 606: DEBATE Give your thoughts on Swansea's chances at Doncaster "It's only one game bans so it's not the end of the world and I think we will have enough cover on Tuesday," said Butler who is hoping to take his chance with all the injuries and suspensions. "I've been out for six weeks and it's pretty frustrating because when a new manager comes in, you want to show him what you can do. "It's a slow process with the kind of injury I've had, given my history and I think the manager has been really good with me building me in. "I played more minutes than I did against Barnsley so to play some more minutes on Tuesday will be great. "We drew the last two and won this one so hopefully we can keep a bit of momentum going to Doncaster on Tuesday is another tough game away and hopefully we can get another result."

Source: BBC_Sport