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What is Jacob Butterfield up to these days after his Derby County exit?



Jacob Butterfield was one of Derby County’s marquee summer signings as they prepared for life under new manager Paul Clement in 2015.

The midfielder arrived from Huddersfield Town for a fee of around £5million, after scoring six goals and registering seven assists for the Terriers in 2014/15.

Butterfield was to have a fine debut season at Pride Park, with the midfielder scoring seven goals in 37 appearances for the Rams as they finished fifth in the Championship.

Butterfield then started to fall out of favour at Derby, though. He made only three league appearances in 2017/18 before joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan, with Sam Winnall moving in the opposite direction.

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After struggling to make an impact under Frank Lampard in 2018/19, Butterfield returned to Yorkshire and joined Bradford City in January.

He was unable to prevent the Bantams from being relegated to League Two, though, and after mutually agreeing to end his contract at Derby, he left the club at the end of the year.

So what is Butterfield up to nowadays? Well, after making 15 Championship appearances for Luton last season, the midfielder is now playing Down Under.

The 30-year-old joined Melbourne Victory last month, linking up with former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean.

Rudy Gestede and Ryan Shotton also look set to join Victory, however Butterfield is yet to make an appearance for the Australian A-League outfit.

After making over 300 appearances in the EFL, it’s a huge change of scenery for Butterfield, who will look to get regular game time under his belt after a disappointing couple of years.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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