Now he wants to watch Inverness Caledonian Thistle rise into the top three in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, that win over Rangers extending his side's unbeaten run to six matches.
That form has been built on defensive strength as well as guile in attack, both of which were on show as Inverness won 3-0 at Ibrox. Yet Butcher is still looking for more from his side.
"We'd like to be further up in the SPL table," said the Inverness manager. "It shows how far we have come this season that we are not content with fifth. We want to be among the chasing pack pushing for second and third spot.
"We have enough confidence in the team to have a real go at that now and let's hope we can. At the same time, we know that every team is scrapping and fighting hard and any team can beat each other in this league.
"There is no complacency here but confidence that we can look to push on. Teams like us, Aberdeen and Hibs are producing lots of good football and lots of goals. That's three teams who were in the bottom six last season.
"It's exciting. There is more emphasis on going forward and scoring goals, rather than sitting back and being hard to beat."
A trip to Kilmarnock tomorrow represents the latest leg in Inverness' season and if past form is anything to go by then there will be even more goals in store at Rugby Park.
"We won and lost down there last season and there were 16 goals in the two games," said Butcher. "It was great entertainment and, while there might not be as many again, it should be another cracking game.
"Both sides have plenty of good, attacking players and both teams are coming off victories over Old Firm opposition. It is a ground we really enjoy going to and we have good memories, particularly that 6-3 victory."
The Englishman was exuberant in the aftermatch of his side's win at Ibrox but he was still able to enjoy the finer points of his side's performance. "A repeat of that display [tomorrow] would be very welcome," he said. "We played some lovely stuff at Ibrox in an intimidating atmosphere, so I have every confidence in the lads wherever we travel."
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