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Biography

Date of birth

26/08/1994

Height

175 cm

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

England

Signed by Warren Feeney in 2016 on a two-year deal, Dan Butler was one of the few ever-present players throughout the turbulent 2016/17 Season.

Dan Butler is an unassuming kind of player, who quietly gets on with the job in hand and never lets you down.  Supporters saw fit to bring the spotlight onto the left-back for his unfailing commitment and consistency throughout the 2016/17 Season by voting him South Wales Argus Readers' Player of the Year.  Ever the modest character, Dan claimed - in his acceptance interview - he "stole [the award] from Joe Day".

Dan began his career at Portsmouth FC aged just 10.  Six years laters, he signed as a scholar and a year after that, he sighed as a pro.  He made his professional debut for Portsmouth aged just 17 in a 3-0 defeat to Plymouth in the League Cup.

Following his debut at Portsmouth, Butler joined Havant & Waterlooville on a short-term Youth Loan.  After winning consecutive "Player of the Month" awards, he was recalled to the Portsmouth First Team and would remain a starter in the side until 2015.  Despite this, he was released at th end of his contract and joined Torquay United.

In 2016, Butler became an Exile signing a two-year deal with the Club.  Butler was a huge part of the Great Escape.

DID YOU KNOW: The first goal scored under Michael Flynn's reign was scored by Dan Butler.  He got a crucial equaliser vs Crewe Alexandra in Flynn's first game in-charge.  The Exiles went on to win the match 2-1 thanks to an 89th minute goal by Captain Joss Labadie.

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