Jacob Butterfield says he is leaving Norwich City on loan again – but where to?

Jacob Butterfield in action for Norwich City at Peterborough in the FA Cup, having returned from a loan spell at Bolton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Jacob Butterfield in action for Norwich City at Peterborough in the FA Cup, having returned from a loan spell at Bolton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
5:53 PM

Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield has confirmed he is set for a second loan move this season – but all is quiet on who his new club will be.

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The 22-year-old midfielder, who signed as a free agent in the summer after leaving Barnsley, spent two months on loan at Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers during the end of last year – making eight appearances for the Trotters before returning to Carrow Road.

Butterfield played the final 18 minutes of City’s 3-0 FA Cup win at Peterborough on January 5, only his third competitive outing in yellow. And now he will look to get games elsewhere over the coming weeks of the campaign.

“So that’s me on loan again – club to be announced shortly,” Butterfield tweeted on Tuesday afternoon – begging the question, where is he would be moving to?

While a return to Bolton seems unlikely, their high flying Championship rivals Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough have both been linked to the creative midfielder. Both clubs sit in the second tier play-off positions on 47 points.

Palace boss Ian Holloway was linked with a move for Butterfield at the start of the January transfer window, while Middlesbrough’s reported interest has been a more recent addition.

No confirmation of Butterfield’s loan move is expected until Wednesday at the earliest.

16 comments

  • Butterfield`s gone to Crystal Palace for a month. At least it`s a club with prmotion hopes and some ambition. There`s a striker called Murray plays for them....

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • As we are on about loans, are Rudd and Steer getting any experience yet.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • We might play him when he learns to smile, he's a candidate for our grumpiest looking player.

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    MBA Marine

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • I liked the look of him in one of our earlier Capital Cup games. One for the future, I believe. He needs games to stretch him out technically and achieve full fitness. On balance likely to be a sound investment.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • This has the rancid stench of Colon Balderdash on it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • I hope we`re not paying him, as he does f**k all!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • What is occuring here?? We were so eager to get him, now, having repaired him, not wanted. Not strictly a "free agent" as compensation (age) had to be paid. Surprisingly "undisclosed". Perhaps it has something to do with that Invisible Man, Bewilderwood?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • M_Y, you can`t be serious!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • M_Y, you can`t be serious!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • I really don't understand the whole Butterfield situation. Anyway, looks like Lee Camp might be making an appearance....just what we need - another keeper

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Bit harsh Brewer. He has only played 3 games for us, not enough to see if he is good or not. for all the good work that Hoolahoop, Snoddy, Pilks, Tettey have put in all have notched up at least three poor performances. Turner had a shocking false start and most of us wondered what Hoots had bought but with time in the team he found his feet. Jury is still out on Buttercup not enough evidence yet.

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    MBA Marine

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • One for the future ???? He's TWENTY-TWO not 18 ! Most footballers are pretty much finished @ 32. He's only got 10 years left. Gordon Bennett....how much practice does he need ? Tom Cleverley is 23. This is typical City. I'm just waiting for Rudd to bang in a transfer request now.

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Jury definitely out him, but too important to us at present, he has time. We need to get our squad strengthened and let's wait and see, things are very quiet on the outside but I reckon plenty is going on!! Johnnyp

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Definitely a strange one this. Lend him to Barnsley apparently he used to play well there. Remind me , how long did he sign for ? trying to work out when he would start his last 12 months with us.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • MBA, I am not getting at Butterfield himself, just questioning the logic of going out with such an apparent sense of urgency to get an injured player, repair him and then consign him to obscurity! Even during his loan spell with Bolton, he hardly got a look in. Also, I agree with Timbo; Jacob is 22, not a teenage hopeful. He was Captain at Barnsley! Ref Rudd & Steer getting experience, this has yet to happen, Wiv. Again a great pity, but Ruddy`s injury has had an impact? Still, one at a time they could go out on loan spells with a recall arrangement? Perhaps that is not attractive to potential borrowers? Possibly, once Balderdash had got his `fave` goalie, the impetus was lost. A great shame for both young `keepers. We must trust in Hoots to fix it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Butterfield put in a good shift against Doncaster up and down the right flank but he is very much down the pecking order for that position.Unless Chris Hughton sees him as a striker he is part of a squad with a very healthy midfield.Agree with bvp he is one for the future.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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