Jacob Butterfield has told Derby County’s official site that he is getting better by the game at the iPro Stadium.
Butterfield joined Derby from Huddersfield Town on deadline day, and it has taken him a while to show his top form for his new club.
However, after he netted a double in Derby’s most recent victory over Hull City – the central-midfielder is feeling pleased with his progress.
“I’m feeling good and I’m playing in a really good team,” he said.
“When you come into a new club, naturally, it takes a few games to adapt to a different style of play and to the different players.
“I think that I am gradually getting better game by game.”
Butterfield has played a key role ever since joining Derby, and he looks set to remain part of Paul Clement’s favoured line-up if he keeps up his current form.
The 25-year-old’s arrival has sparked a serious improvement in Derby’s form, and he has only been on the losing side in one of his first 14 appearances for Clement’s side.
Butterfield has formed a formidable midfield partnership, alongside the likes of George Thorne and Jeff Hendrick with the Rams, and his distribution has caught the eye.
Butterfield’s good form has helped Derby launch a strong promotion bid, with the Midlands outfit currently sitting in third place in the Championship table.
Derby’s next fixture comes against play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.