Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield has finally recovered from a long term knee injury. The Canaries signed the 22-year-old from Barnsley in July on a four-year contract, even though he had not played since December 2011.

"With an injury like that, the mental side is the toughest bit, you get a lot of down days," said Butterfield.

"You feel like you're not getting anywhere and, signing for a new club, I was desperate to get over it as soon as possible and get on the pitch."

He added: "It's the first time I've experienced it [a serious injury].

"Signing for Norwich gave me a little boost in the summer; a bit of encouragement to keep working hard to get back fit.

"I'm glad I'm ready to go now because it seems like I've been here a lifetime, waiting for that chance."

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