Andy Butler: Defender joins Scunthorpe United after rejecting contract with Doncaster

Andy Butler
Andy Butler is returning to the club where he started his career

Defender Andy Butler has signed a one-year contract with Scunthorpe after rejecting a new deal at Doncaster.

The 35-year-old returns to Glanford Park on a free transfer after leaving for Huddersfield Town 11 years ago.

Centre-back Butler came through Scunthorpe's academy and scored 15 goals in 153 appearances for the Iron after breaking into the first team.

Butler is the first signing of new Scunthorpe manager Paul Hurst, who took charge earlier this month.

Former Walsall captain Butler had been offered a one-year deal with the option of a future coaching role with Doncaster but turned it down, Rovers boss Grant McCann had told BBC Radio Sheffield.

Doncaster-born Butler made 222 appearances for his hometown club and scored 17 goals.

Meanwhile, McCann said that captain Tommy Rowe could also be leaving the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rowe, 30, has also been offered a new deal but McCann said: "I don't think it's going to be feasible. We are looking at other players in that position."

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