Millwall midfielder Calum Butcher is set for a move to Mansfield, according to London News Online.

The 26 year-old is currently undergoing a medical with the League Two side. He has been available for transfer by Millwall boss Neil Harris and it is Mansfield who are looking his most likely destination. Their manager Steve Evans has been heavily backed financially this summer as Mansfield aim to get promoted to League One.

Butcher started his career with Tottenham, despite supporting Arsenal, but never made a senior appearance for Spurs. He gained his taste of first-team action with a loan spell at Barnet early on his career. He then made a surprise transfer to Danish side FC Horring in 2011 but left after one season. He came back to English football joining non-league Hayes and Yeading. His impressive performances resulted in the then Scottish Premiership side Dundee United luring him to Scottish football.  After 2 years with them he joined Burton Albion.

Butcher played a big part in Burton’s rise to fame. He played central midfield for the Burton side who gained promotion to the Championship in 2015/16, against all odds. However, he did not get a taste of Championship football as he opted to go back down to League One and join Millwall. He featured 30 times for the Lions last season, scoring on 2 occasions as they were promoted. He has gained 2 promotions in his past 2 seasons.

Persuading Calum Butcher to drop into League Two is an impressive coup for Mansfield. Could this season be his third promotion in as many seasons?.


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