Jacob Butterfield lined up for loan switch from Derby County to Bradford City

BRADFORD CITY have targetted a deadline-day move to bring in Derby County midfielder Jacob Butterfield to his hometown club.

TARGET? Jacob Butterfield, in action against Swansea City while on loan for Sheffield Wednesday . Picture: Nick Potts/PA
TARGET? Jacob Butterfield, in action against Swansea City while on loan for Sheffield Wednesday . Picture: Nick Potts/PA

The former Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough player is down the pecking order at Pride Park and has not featured for the club during the reign of Frank Lampard.

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Butterfield, who spent much of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, is out of contract at Derby in the summer.

The proposed deal would see the Bantams pay a portion of Butterfield’s wages, with the player keen to kick-start his career after a tough time in Derbyshire.