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Tuesday, 29 January, 2002, 14:52 GMT
Keeper joins Doncaster
Butler is helping out at Doncaster, who have suffered a spate of injuries to goalkeepers
Butler recently retired from League football
Former Barnsley and Halifax Town number one Lee Butler has come to Doncaster's rescue and signed for them after they were struck by a goalkeeping jinx.

Having recently let Barry Richardson move to Halifax - ironically as Butler's replacement - Rovers then saw Andy Warrington go down with a thigh injury.

Boss Dave Penney signed Barnsley's Matthew Ghent on loan but before he had even played a game for the Conference club he injured a knee training with Barnsley and had to pull out of the move.

That left Penney with only recently arrived youngster Andy Walker and so he turned to Butler, who recently retired from League football because of a knee injury.

"It was a bit of a nightmare to be honest but we got sorted in the end and Lee Butler came in and did well," said Penney, who saw Butler keep a clean sheet in a winning debut against Stevenage.

"He will just be playing games for us and might come in and do a bit of coaching."

Rovers have also signed former Barnsley midfielder Ricky Ravenhill on non-contract terms.

"He has just been released by Barnsley and come to us to have a look at him between now and the end of the season," Penney added.

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