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Butterfield joined City in the summer of 2012 as Chris Hughton's second signing as manager.
The Bradford-born midfielder started his career at Barnsley, making his debut in 2007 as a 17-year old, coming on as a substitute in the Tykes 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the Carling Cup.
The next season proved to be a bit of a watershed for the talented midfielder as he spent the season in and around the first-team squad, making an appearance at Wembley in Barnsley's FA Cup Semi-Final defeat to Cardiff City.
He opened his scoring account on the opening day of the 2009/10 season at Hillsborough in the Tykes 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, going on to become a regular in the Oakwell engine room in 2010/11 where he made 41 appearances, scoring two goals. His goal in Barnsley's 4-2 win over Bristol City in April 2011 was voted the Tykes' goal of the season by the fans.
But it was last season where his talents came to the forefront as he produced a terrific run of form that saw him score five goals before Christmas, form that also earned him his England Under-21 debut in the Young Lions' European Under-21 qualifier against Iceland in November. Unfortunately his season ended in unfortunate fashion though during the Tykes 4-1 win over Leeds on December 3, 2011 due to a knee injury.
Having missed the start of this season rehabilitating from his long-term injury Butterfield joined Bolton Wanderers on loan in November until early January.