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BUTCHER WAS ATTRACTED TO THE BREWERS AFTER SKY SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

15 June 2015


NEW Brewers midfielder Calum Butcher has revealed that the Sky TV documentary about Burton Albion and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had attracted him to the Brewers even before he got a call offering him a deal.

The 24-year-old said: “I watched the programme about Jimmy on Sky and when it showed you how the club was run, the facilities and the training at St George’s Park, it looked brilliant. I didn’t have a clue that Burton were even interested in me at the time but after watching that programme I was really impressed. So when I got the call I knew I was happy to go and play there.

“The team obviously won League 2 last year so it’s already a very good squad. Now it’s League One and everyone will want to impress in that division. It’s going to be a really exciting season.”

The Brewers weren’t the only club interested when Butcher decided not to renew his contract at Tannadice but he decided to quit Scotland and play in League One with Albion.

Butcher made his name at Dundee United as a high-energy central midield player.

He says: “I like to be box-to-box. Some people have suggested I could play a bit more defensively but I like to get in the opposition’s box and make things happen. I have a lot of energy, I like to get around the pitch as much as possible and mix things up. I like to keep things simple and next season I want to add a few more goals to my game – that’s an area I’m sure I can improve on.”

Butcher believes the Brewers will be competitive in League One

“Going up as champions is a massive thing,” he said. “There is a winning mentality at the club and if you are winning games you will be moving up the league. Hopefully we can kick on and have a good season.”

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