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Bolton due to send Jacob Butterfield back to Norwich

Jamie McDonald

All in all, Jacob Butterfield's month on loan at the Reebok Stadium was a positive one for all parties involved. Butterfield appeared in four matches for Bolton Wanderers with two starting appearances and two off the bench. All in all, he has amassed 172 minutes thus far in his Bolton career with no goals scored (although he certainly came close). Buttefield's loan was one that was very low-risk and turned out to a win-win-win for Bolton, Norwich City, and Jacob Butterfield.

The central midfielder's loan spell with the Trotters is about to come to a close though as the Canaries want their man back after he has proved his fitness. Butterfield's loan expires on Saturday which would allow him to play in the weekend's clash at Huddersfield Town. According to the Bolton News, Norwich City want him back and available for their upcoming Capital One Cup match on Tuesday.

Dougie Freedman had already expressed his interest in keeping the man before but a new deal would not get hammered out before the January transfer window. At that point, Stuart Holden will hopefully be very close to a full comeback and Butterfield's services not needed.