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Butterworth: I instantly liked this club because of the way they play

31 January 2022

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New signing Dan Butterworth spoke to the club after joining Fleetwood Town on loan in the latter hours of deadline day from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The 22-year-old, who started his career at Premier League side Manchester United, made the move to Rovers in 2017 and has since risen up the ranks from Under-18s football to the first-team, where he has managed to feature 18 times in all competitions.

Here’s what Dan had to say in his initial interview:

On the move to Fleetwood…

“It feels good to finally get it over the line, it’s been something that I’ve been wanting for the last couple of weeks and I’m really happy to get it done. To have a new set of eyes on me and have different people looking will be great as I can show them what I can do, and I will be able to test myself in a brand-new environment.

“It’s been a good experience to play in Blackburn’s first-team, I’ve been trying to break through there and try to play as many games as I can, but I think for the next step in my career, I needed to go somewhere and play some games and I instantly liked this club because of the way they play.

“The manager [Stephen Crainey] likes the way that I play as I like to create and score goals so hopefully, I can prove that whilst here. It’s nice to hear that he likes the way I play as it gives you that extra bit of confidence you need as a player and all I want to do now is repay his faith by showing what I can do.”

On his career so far…

“It was a dream of mine to play for Manchester United, obviously being from Manchester and supporting them growing up. It was a nice feeling to play for them for as long as I did. I then signed my scholarship [at Blackburn] and I progressed quite quickly over the next 18 months, even quicker than I thought I would.

“Blackburn have been good to me by giving me opportunities, so I’m pleased with it all. Going through to each level, it’s not something I’ve thought of in terms of progressing upwards, I’ve just tried to produce at each level I’ve played at and do what I can for the team.”

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