The Edinburgh side succumbed at home to Championship team Raith Rovers on Saturday, having already slipped four points behind sixth-place St Johnstone in the league table. Butcher expects his side to respond decisively.
"We had a good chat and the players were very honest," he said. "It was a look at our season and we can still salvage something: a place in the top six. I don't want our season to fade away."