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Butts says Hill will bring success to Oakwell despite 'tight budget'

Friday 6th July 2012

Departed star Jacob Butterfield has backed Keith Hill to succeed at Barnsley despite operating with limited resources.


Butterfield, 22, joined Norwich City this week for a fee that will be decided by tribunal. He has revealed that a host of Premier League and Championship clubs were interested in him including two out of Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield and Charlton – the clubs promoted from League One this season.


Butterfield said: "Keith Hill is doing a fantastic job given what he has to work with.He has missed out on a lot of targets because he is working on such a tight budget.


“For example, two of the three recently promoted clubs rang me and offered me a ton of money but Barnsley weren’t in a position to do that. They can’t attract players through money so they have to do it through Keith’s ability to develop players.


“There will be a lot of good times ahead under Keith Hill so the fans should be really excited.”