Norwich City’s Jacob Butterfield joins Bolton on loan

Jacob Butterfield has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until December 8. Jacob Butterfield has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until December 8.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
4:11 PM

Norwich City’s Jacob Butterfield has joined Championship side Bolton Wanderers on an emergency loan deal until December 8.

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The midfielder joined the Canaries in the summer from Barnsley but with competition for places fierce - and following a long absence with a knee injury - City boss Chris Hughton believes the 22-year-old needs more match action: “It was a tough decision, because we brought Jacob here in the summer, and he has been involved in squads but hasn’t had the minutes on the football pitch that he would have liked.

“He’s quite a way from having played regular football, so it’s a really good opportunity for him in a short period of time to get some games under his belt, and then of course come back here even stronger.

“The only reason he’s going out on loan is to get games, and at this particular moment we are able to do that because we haven’t got too many injuries.

“He has done well here, trained well here, and we could be selfish and keep him here, but we have to look at it from the club’s point of view that we want him firing on all cylinders.

“We were also very conscious of where he went, and when the opportunity came for him to go to a club of the stature of Bolton Wanderers at Championship level, that certainly had something to do with the decision.”

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10 comments

  • I can't agree more. Unlike with Pilkington last year there isn't much opportunity for him in his preferred position. He is young and has plenty of time to develop, but he is at that age where he needs the game time. To be honest, I would be happy to have him go for longer, but I guess Hoots has an eye on that December fixture list. OTBC

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    Preston Canary

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • If £ambert was still manager it would have been a tough, tough decision.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • Gerry Howshall!! Theres a name from the days when City could only dream of being a top-flight club - I think I was about 14 at the time and was excited that he'd played about 12 games in the 1st division (was it for West Brom?). Good move for JB though.

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    Canary on the moon

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • I agree, a good move for him and the club.

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    AdrianB

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • JerryJ

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • Hope he's not going to be another Gerry Howshall. Signed in a blaze of publicity, played about 40 matches, never scored and moved onto somewhere like Nuneaton Borough

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    Mr. B

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • He certainly still has the potential to impress at Norwich, but looked slightly off the pace and down on his previous form. This is an ideal loan to boost Butterfield's match fitness and give him game time in which to show he can return to the form that made him a Championship success.

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    Robin Hood

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Blimey, Mr B - you're going back a bit! There have been sliightly more recent flops like Drazen Muzinic (no one could understand a word he said, either). JB is not a flop yet by any means. He still waiting his chance, and this move should be just the opportunity he needs to get it. Let's hope it works out for him and us.

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    canarydownunder

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • The line for a place in the midfield is longer than at Tescos on Christmas Eve. Good move to get him match fit.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • love to see him get the winner against that suffolk outfit on the 1st december

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    clever canary

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

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