‘Really happy; looked decent’: Bradford fans comment on Jacob Butterfield’s debut

Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Derby County’s Jacob Butterfield recently joined Bradford City on loan.

Fleetwood Town's Ched Evans battles with Bradford City's Jacob Butterfield during the Sky Bet League One match between Bradford City and Fleetwood Town at Northern Commercials Stadium on...

Bradford City fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Jacob Butterfield’s performance against Fleetwood Town, as the midfielder was making his first league start since joining on loan from Derby County.

Butterfield had fallen out of favour with the Rams and moved to League One side Bradford on deadline day, signing on loan until the end of the campaign.

 

The midfielder will be tasked with helping the Bantams avoid relegation to League Two, with the team currently lying in 23rd spot in the table.

Unfortunately for Butterfield, his home debut did not go as planned as Bradford succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town. Still, supporters took to Twitter to single out the player for praise.

Butterfield’s contract at Derby expires in the summer and it seems there are no plans for the Rams to extend his deal at Pride Park, with the player failing to make a single appearance under manager Frank Lampard.

The 28-year-old joined Derby from Huddersfield Town on a four-year deal back in 2015 for a fee believed to be around £5 million (the Examiner).

Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Butterfield immediately slotted into Derby’s midfield and played a role during the club’s promotion push that season, with the East Midlands club ultimately coming up short as they lost to Hull City in the play-off semi-finals.

The former Barnsley midfielder gradually fell out of favour, making just two starts last season and spending a chunk of the campaign on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

Upon moving to Bradford, Butterfield has since told BBC West Yorkshire Sport that he would be open to a permanent move to the Bantams in the summer.

Jacob Butterfield of Derby County battles for the ball with Jamie Murphy (L) and Steve Sidwell (R) of Brighton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Brighton &...

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