Palace loan star: I'll get even better with a run of games
JACOB Butterfield says there's a lot more to come from him if he gets a run of games inside his month-long loan at Palace.
The midfielder had a solid debut in the middle of the park against Bolton Wanderers, but admitted it was also tough to make his third debut this season, having already spent time on loan at the Reebok Stadium and for parent club Norwich City.
"It's a new set of lads again but I really enjoyed the game," he said.
"I was quite happy with it but I feel like I've got lots more to give.
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"It was quite hard as this is my third debut this season and I've had to move about a bit to find more game time, so it's always difficult and I've only been down here for a few days.
"I feel good fitness-wise, I think it's just a case of getting a settled position in the team and that's when I'll start to show what I'm all about.
"The debut is always fun, but it's hard as well - a bit nerve-wracking and stuff, so I think I'll keep getting better the more I play."
The Eagles were much the better side against Dougie Freedman's Bolton side in the second half and Butterfield insisted the Trotters were a hard nut to crack despite creating numerous chances and hitting the post through Wilfried Zaha.
He said: "I think we deserved to win the game.
"Towards the end it's just a case of getting on the end of something and I think the manager was saying that's been the case of late.
"We just need that bit of luck to turn for us and get that winning feeling back again.
"Bolton, obviously I know really well (from playing on loan this season), they've got a lot of good players and they make it hard for you.
"We knew that if we could get a goal, it might it loosen it up a bit, but they did what they always do and they're hard to break down, so I think we can be happy with it but we were unfortunate not to win."
And on Freedman's return to Selhurst Park, Butterfield admitted there was a feeling around some of the players and atmosphere prior to the game which contributed to a tight affair, especially in the first half.
"I think you could sense around the place with the fans and probably a few of the players a bit, but I think you could sense there was a bit of an extra spice to it," he said.
"I think it made it a bit of a cagey game and the football wasn't as free-flowing as we would have liked, but I think for me personally, I was just focussed on doing well for Palace."
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