Derby County midfielder Jacob Butterfield is unlikely to be offered a deal by Blackburn Rovers.

The 29-year-old has been training with the Championship side over the past couple of weeks but may have to look elsewhere for his next club, according to a report by Derbyshire Live.

Butterfield has fallen out-of-favour at Pride Park and is expected to leave them this summer on a permanent deal. He has spent the past two seasons out on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City.

Butterfield, who has played over 300 games so far in his career, started out as a youngster at Manchester United before switching to Barnsley in 2007. He went onto play 100 times for the Tykes before he was snapped up by Norwich City in 2012.

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He played just three games for the Canaries and was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace. Middlesbrough then signed him on a permanent deal and he spent a season at the Riverside before moving again to Huddersfield Town.

Butterfield was a key player for the Terriers in the Championship and impressed in his season-and-a-half there prior to being signed by Derby for a fee of around £5 million in September 2015. He has since featured 89 times for the Pride Park club.

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He is now ready to move on to a new home after spells away at Wednesday and Bradford but will have to weigh up his options now with an offer from Blackburn not likely to come.


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