Rushall extend Butterfield loan
Rushall Olympic have extended the loan deals of Bermudian Milan Butterfield and fellow Walsall midfielder Jordon Sangha until the end of the season.
The pair arrived at nearby Rushall in October and have made steady progress at the English non-League club, with Butterfield featured in 14 matches while Sangha has made 12 appearances. The Saddlers have a 24-hour recall clause in the dead should the services of the two players be required by Walsall.
Butterfield is a talented Bermudian midfielder who became Walsall's first signing of the summer 2016 transfer window after he was recommended to the club by former Walsall striker Kyle Lightbourne, who enjoyed a successful stint at the West Midlands club.
The 6ft 4inButterfield earned a one-year deal following a successful trial spell. He then spent the 2016-17 campaign with John Ward's Development Squad, helping them win the Central League North West Division and Walsall Senior Cup.
After signing a new deal with Walsall last summer, Butterfield spent a month in the National League North with Leamington before making the switch to Rushall Olympic.
“It's been a good time,” Butterfield said. “I've enjoyed being around the players and I've enjoyed playing. I've played a few games and it's been good to go out and play senior football. It's much harder than reserves football, there's more pressing and it's more physical.
“The standard is good and I feel I'm progressing a lot. I need to just keep working hard and try to play as well as possible.”
Sangha is a product of the Academy system at Banks's Stadium, signing his first professional contract with the club in February 2016. He was born in West Bromwich but has been on Walsall's book since the age of eight and has played at every youth age level, from the under-9s to under-16s.