The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

DE­FENDER Danny But­ter­field hopes his first taste of the Ex­eter City cap­taincy is not his last.

Regular ri­vals for the arm­band Scot Bennett and Matt Oak­ley were ab­sent for the game against York City last week­end, leav­ing the 35year-old to lead out the side.

But­ter­field has ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing skip­per dur­ing his spells at pre­vi­ous clubs Crys­tal Palace and Southamp­ton, and the mag­ni­tude of slip­ping on the arm­band for a third dif­fer­ent club was not lost on him.

“It was an hon­our to be cap­tain of the club for the day and to lead my team­mates out,” he said.“I hope it’s some­thing I can taste in the fu­ture again.

“I thor­oughly en­joyed it and it would have been nice to get the three points as op­posed to the draw. It is part of my make-up and I think Paul Tis­dale sees that.

“Some­times it comes nat­u­rally and you don’t re­alise you are do­ing it, but I do re­ally en­joy it and I will con­tinue to be me no mat­ter whether I’m wear­ing the arm­band or not.”

Ex­eter have strug­gled de­fen­sively all sea­son but while But­ter­field was pleased to lead his side to a clean sheet against York, hav­ing con­ceded in each of the pre­ced­ing ten games, he in­sists it must hap­pen more.

“It’s some­thing we have to build on,” he said.“It’s some­thing we have to look to be do­ing on a regular ba­sis to win games.

“It’s some­thing we are work­ing on in train­ing ev­ery day to make sure we are a threat go­ing for­ward as well as be­ing solid at the back.We are aim­ing to do that for the re­main­der of the sea­son.”

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