HUDDERSFIELD Town have been linked with Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield.

The 23-year-old from Bradford joined Premiership Norwich last summer after his contract at Barnsley expired.

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Butterfield, who spent time at Manchester United as a youth, was made the Tykes youngest ever captain aged just 21 in the 2011/12 season.

He scored a number of eye-catching goals and his performances led then Reds boss Keith Hill to call him the best midfielder in the Championship.

However Butterfield sustained a cruciate ligament injury against Leeds United on New Year's Eve 2011 and he joined Norwich in summer 2012 on a four-year deal, never having played another game for Barnsley.

He spent part of last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers and also played nine times for promotion winners Crystal Palace.

Town are also being linked with ex Burnley striker Martin Paterson.

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the Clarets.

Paterson joined Burnley in a s1m deal in 2008 and began repaying the fee with 19 goals during the season as the club were promoted to the Premier League.

The following season he suffered a serious knee ligament tear and missed much of the campaign.

He signed a new three-year deal in 2010 but again suffered injuries and only made 25 appearances in the following two seasons.

However by 2012/13 a fit-again Paterson appeared in the majority of Burnley's games and scored eight goals.

Reports suggest Town are just one of a number of clubs interested in Paterson with Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, and Wolverhampton Wanderers all rumoured to be monitoring the situation.

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