Aged just 21, the former Manchester United youth prospect insists he can handle the pressure for Keith Hill's Championship side.
Butterfield said: "It's impressive to be skipper of a Championship side at 21.
"Being made captain came out of the blue. The boss wanted me to have that extra responsibility and I think I have responded well. I'm focused on what's best for the team.
"I was born into football as I arrived at the start of the World Cup in Italy in 1990.
"I was at Man United's academy until I was 15. I played with Welbeck, while Cleverley is a year older. The United lads give me inspiration."