The former Sheffield Wednesday loanee, Jacob Butterfield, could be on the move today, according to Pete O’Rourke.

My usually reliable colleague claims the Derby County midfielder is set to join Bradford City on loan.

Butterfield played 23 times for Wednesday last season, having traded places with the Owls striker Sam Winnall late in the summer window.

Carlos Carvalhal, the then manager at Hillsborough, later claimed he had chosen the 28-year-old ahead of another Derby midfielder, Craig Bryson, who ended the campaign promoted with Cardiff City.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Jacob Butterfield of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton at Hillsborough on December 15, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

But Butterfield has failed to make a single first-team appearance since his return to Derby last summer, and appears to be League One bound in search of games.

Butterfield was born in Bradford, but began his career at Sheffield Wednesday’s South Yorkshire neighbours, Barnsley.

It remains to be seen whether Wednesday, who are unveiling their new manager, Steve Bruce, at 2:30 today, will be active in the final hours of the winter window.

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