Jacob Butterfield spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, a move that saw Sam Winnall arrive at Pride Park Stadium.
The midfielder featured for The Rams during the opening weeks of the season, but he soon made the switch to Hillsborough and he went on to play 23 times for the Owls.
Butterfield stood out during his debut campaign with Derby by scoring eight times during the 2015/16 season, and he followed that up with another solid campaign a year later.
A former Manchester United youngster, Butterfield quickly burst on to the scene with Barnsley.
He made exactly 100 appearances – and would have made more but for injury – for the Reds between 2007 and 2012 and, at the age of 21, he captained the side.
At the end of his contract with the Oakwell outfit he joined Norwich City and he continued his football development on loan at both Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.
Butterfield joined Middlesbrough for the 2013/14 campaign and was a regular in their side, making 32 appearances in all competitions before joining Huddersfield Town the following summer in a deal that saw Adam Clayton move in the opposite direction.
A key player for the Terriers, he made 50 appearances at the John Smith’s Stadium, scoring seven times, whilst his performances also saw him pick up the club’s Player of the Year title at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.