Luton Town have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jacob Butterfield after his release by Derby County.

The 29-year-old has signed an undisclosed length contract at Kenilworth Road and is the club’s latest new signing ahead of their return to the Championship, which begins tomorrow (02/08) against Middlesbrough.

Butterfield had been on trial at Luton, and also featured for the Hatters in a friendly against Portuguese side Maritimo.

Speaking to iFollow Hatters, Butterfield voiced his delight at joining the Championship new boys. He said, “I’m really excited to get going. I think it’s a big season for the club, a really exciting time for the club and I’m delighted to be here.

“They are great lads. I settled in straight away. They are a welcoming bunch and I’ve been really impressed so far. The manager is good and the way he wants to play this year is really exciting. I feel good.”

Butterfield has played the majority of his career in the Championship, making appearances at the 2nd tier for Barnsley, Huddersfield and Derby, as well on loan for Bolton & Crystal Palace.

The midfielder was also on the books of Norwich City during their time in the Premier League, while he also spent time on loan last season in League One with Bradford City.

Butterfield is the 6th new boy at Kenilworth Road, following the arrivals of Callum McManaman, Martin Cranie, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Brendan Galloway and Simon Sluga. The club have also confirmed they have re-signed Kazenga LuaLua, after the winger had initially left the club upon expiry of contract at the start of July before re-signing for the club just over a week ago.