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"HE LOOKED LIKE A STRIKER"

22 December 2015

CALUM Butcher grabbed his first goals of the season in a 3-3 draw with Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

He scored Albion’s first two goals with identical finishes, but not to Jon McLaughlin’s surprise.

McLaughlin said: “He took them fantastically well.

“He looked like a striker and he's a player that has done a fantastic job in the middle.”

Butcher has been playing in a more advanced position under the new manager Nigel Clough. He was sat just behind the attackers at Gillingham which presented him with a couple of good opportunities but he couldn’t open his Brewers account.

He played in that same position against Doncaster which allowed him to make two runs on the edge of the box and calmly slot past Stuckmann.

“You saw he's got a real back for joining attacks at the right time,” said McLaughlin.

He added: “He made it look so easy to put past the keeper.

“It was key to have someone like him in that game.”

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