Player Profile: Jacob Butterfield
Name: Jacob Butterfield
Squad Number: 19
Date of Birth: 10/06/90
Barnsley: 32 Apps, 1 Goal
An academy graduate, Jacob made his first team debut for the Reds against Newcastle United at St. James' Park in the Carling Cup in 2007.
The talented young midfielder made 5 first team appearances in total in the 2007/2008 season including a brief cameo at Wembley in the F.A. Cup Semi Final against Cardiff City.
Jacob clocked up another 4 appearances in a red shirt last season making a great impression in the centre of midfield and picking up the young player of the year award.
This season has seen Jacob really break into the first team on a regular basis, making 23 appearances and scoring his first goal for the club on the first day of the season away at Sheffield Wednesday in the 2-2 draw.
Having just signed a new deal at Oakwell, Jacob's Barnsley career looks to be really taking off and hopefully he will establish himself as a permanent name in the starting eleven.