Former Huddersfield Town midfielder Jacob Butterfield has told Derby County fans: “My best is yet to come.”

The 26-year-old made six Town appearances at the start of 2015-16 before a £5m move to the Rams.

Butterfield, Town’s Player of the Year in 2014-15, has played 40 times for Derby, who were beaten by Hull City in the play-off semi-finals.

He has now been reunited with his old Town manager Chris Powell, who is assistant to new Rams manager Nigel Pearson.

Butterfield, who scored eight goals for Derby after notching seven for Town, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time so far.

“The managerial change in the middle of the season (Darren Wassall for Paul Clement) presented a new challenge for every player.

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“But overall, as a new player coming into a very competitive environment, it’s been very enjoyable.

“I like the competition for places in the midfield – it’s strong and that’s exactly what you would expect at a club like this.

“I was quite happy with my goal return but I don’t think Derby County have seen the best of me yet.

“Hopefully I can enjoy a good pre-season in the summer and go into the new campaign raring to go.”

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Butterfield was a £500,000 signing for Town from Middlesbrough in August 2014.

He previously played for Barnsley and Norwich City.