WANDERERS agreed to shake hands and go their separate ways with Jacob Butterfield this week after being unable to guarantee the midfielder more first-team action.

Dougie Freedman explained his decision to send the 22-year-old back early from his loan spell from Norwich City at yesterday’s Euxton press conference.

And he hinted that the England Under-21 international had felt a little frustratedn at having made just four starts in his two months with the club after agreeing to the Reebok switch.

“The kid wanted to play week in, week out and I could not guarantee him that,” he said.

“With him not starting as many games, for different reasons, we shook hands and he goes back to Norwich. I just feel right now we need people who want to be here.

“They need to want to stay here.

“And if they don’t and they don’t want to come and sign – no problem.”