It was yesterday confirmed that former Southampton right-back Danny Butterfield has re-joined the club in order to aid Craig Fleming in his management of the Saints’ under-18 team, becoming the assistant manager.

Butterfield was a key part of Saints’ rise back up through the divisions and into the Premier League, making 54 appearances in League One and the Championship altogether during his tenure with the club.

Before re-joining Southampton, Butterfield was acting as a player coach for League Two side Exeter City but has chosen to give up his post with the club in order to return to the south coast and help in the young players’ development at under-18 level.

The 36-year-old signed for Southampton from Crystal Palace back in 2010 and was often rotated with fellow right-back Frazer Richardson during his three-year long spell with Southampton, before he moved on to Carlisle United after a loan move to Bolton Wanderers in 2013.

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