Other clubs interested – but I only wanted Millwall

CALUM Butcher revealed Millwall were among a clutch of clubs that wanted to sign him – but he never considered moving anywhere else once he heard of the Lions’ interest. 

Millwall signed Butcher from Championship Burton Albion in August and he has since appeared twice off the bench, making his home debut in the 1-1 draw with Coventry last weekend.

Butcher said he sought out Burton manager Nigel Clough when Millwall made their interest known, and “pushed” to make it happen.

Essex-born Butcher also praised Clough for helping to facilitate the move back down south.

“Obviously it’s a massive club,” he said of Millwall. “As soon as I knew it was possible I pushed it as much as I could. I went to speak to the manager, Nigel Clough, straight away and said, ‘Look, I think I’ve got some options on the table, can I have a look at them?’

“He was very good to me and understood the situation. He’s very, very good, very approachable and always takes the time to talk to you if you’ve got any problems. He definitely helped me make this move possible.

“This was one I wasn’t going to turn down.

“I think there were a few other clubs interested, my agent didn’t tell me who. But as soon as I heard Millwall that was the one club I was gunning for.”

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John Kelly