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CALUM BUTCHER RETURNS TO BURTON ALBION ON TWO-YEAR DEAL

15 July 2022

BURTON Albion Football Club is delighted to announce that midfielder Calum Butcher has returned to the club on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old midfielder was part of the Brewers side that finished second in League One in the 2015/16 season, earning a famous promotion to the Championship.

Butcher was signed by Brewers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in June 2015 after playing north of the border for Dundee United and he made more than 40 appearances for Albion, scoring five times and helping secure promotion on the final day of the season away at Doncaster Rovers.

In August 2016, he left the Pirelli Stadium for Millwall after agreeing a two-year deal with the London club.

He returned to Dundee United in 2019 and has made more than 75 appearances for the club over the last three years.

He now links up with Hasselbaink in League One for a second time and is looking forward to playing again at the Pirelli Stadium where his performances earned him the adoration of the Brewers faithful.

Butcher said: "It's brilliant, I'm really happy to be here.

"It's great to see some familiar faces! Working under the gaffer before, I know what he's about and we had a discussion, and it just felt right.

"This worked out really well for me. When you move to a new club you want to hit the ground running and this allows me to do that."

Hasselbaink is delighted to have brought Butcher back to the Pirelli Stadium and said: "His role is a little bit different from last time he was here, he used to play as a number eight, but he is more of an experienced defensive midfielder now.

“We have signed him for his competitiveness and to give us a little bit more balance in our team.

“We think he could be the piece defensively that’s stops the counter attacks and starts the play.

“He’s a little bit older now but he is still very fit and we are going to use him mainly in a defensive way.

“He’s not been training with anyone, and his last game was in March, so we need to give him a bit of time to get fully fit. He’s quite explosive and is going to have to go through the pain to get himself ready but we’re quietly confident that he will do that quickly.”


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