BLADES’ BUTLER BACK AT BANKS’
FORMER Walsall captain Andy Butler has pleaded with Saddlers fans for forgiveness after he made a shock return on loan.
The 30-year-old centreback rejected a new deal to sign for Sheffield United this summer in order to be closer to his Yorkshire home.
However he has made just one appearance for the Blades, in the League Cup in August.
“It’s great to be back here,” he said.“It was a tough decision for me to leave in the summer; I didn’t leave the club on bad terms, it was more for off-the-field reasons, so hopefully the fans can understand this.
“I’m going to give everything I’ve got during my time here; I just want to be out there playing football and making a contribution.
“As a professional when you are not playing, it does get you down, but the opportunity to get back into action has certainly put a smile on my face.”
Butler first arrived at the Banks’s Stadium in November 2010 when he was signed by manager Dean Smith’s predecessor, Chris Hutchings.
He has twice been voted the Saddlers’ player of the season, scoring 14 times in 172 appearances.
FORGIVE ME: Andy Butler