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Butterfield to face old friends

16 November 2012

Jacob Butterfield is primed to make his Bolton debut when former club Barnsley visit the Reebok Stadium.

Butterfield joined Wanderers on loan last week from Norwich as he looks to build match fitness following a serious knee injury sustained while at Oakwell and was an unused substitute against Blackpool last weekend.

"I had my first training session last Friday and it is understandable really that I was on the bench last Saturday, but I have come here to get games in," the Bradford-born midfielder told Bolton's official website.

"It is a bit coincidental that Saturday will be against Barnsley, but hopefully it will be my debut for Bolton and hopefully I can have a good game. It will be interesting for me to play against some old faces and playing against them will be a bit strange, but it is a game that I am looking forward to.

"I still keep in touch with the manager and players, so it is going to be really good to see them at the game, but I don't want that to distract from the main thing. We have to get the three points for Bolton, and I'm looking forward to having a big impact on the team and showing people what I can do."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has no new injuries going into the contest, with knee injury victims Stuart Holden, Andy Lonergan, David Wheater and Josh Vela all still on the sidelines.

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