Butterfield should be fit for Swans clash

Hatters midfielder Jacob Butterfield
Hatters midfielder Jacob Butterfield

Midfielder Jacob Butterfield should be fit for the Hatters Championship clash against Swansea City tomorrow.

The 29-year-old had to go off early in the second half during Town’s 2-1 defeat at Preston North End last weekend, on what was his first start since November 9.

When asked for an update, boss Graeme Jones said: “He’s actually fine, he had two dead legs, he got a dead leg before half time and a dead leg after half time.

“He’s trained well, credit to him, he was on the training ground on Monday showing he had a desire to play, so I’m really pleased.”

Both Dan Potts and Martin Cranie aren’t expected to return though, saying: “They’re not far away.

"We’ve got to navigate five games in 14 days, not just four games in 11 or 12 as there’s a game in the cup against Bournemouth.

“I don’t want to take huge chances with them, if we needed them tomorrow, it would be a gamble, but we’ve got a busy period coming up, we’re going to need everybody.”

On how the rest of the squad is shaping up, Jones added: “It was a really competitive session this morning, we looked like we had energy.

"I feel like we’ve ticked a lot of boxes this week but ultimately the proof’s in the pudding and I’m looking forward to tomorrow to see that.”