After making his summer move to Braintree Town from Hemel Hempstead, Jamie Butler is back looking for a new club following his release. Butler, an England C international, had kept two clean sheets in his six appearances for the Essex outfit before boss Jamie Day made his move to sign another keeper.
Following his release from Cambridge United, Day signed Sam Beasant last week. The 28 year old has League experience and Day threw him straight into the side for Saturday’s draw away to Guiseley. This signalled the end of Butler’s short stay at the Amlin Stadium.
Day has been quoted on Beasant, saying “he’s got league experience and I think that pushes us to perform better. Jamie had done ok and that’s probably the same with the lot of them.” He continued to suggest that the signing of Beasant was to give Butler some competition, “Jamie didn’t really have any competition. Sam Cowler had been injured and when a goalie came along that we felt was good enough to play at this level we felt it was right to add them.” However, Butler may have decided he wanted regular first team action as his contract has been cancelled by mutual consent.
The Braintree boss continued to state, “It creates competition and we’ll try to improve people’s performances from a six out of ten to an eight or nine out of ten.” Braintree certainly need some improvement as they currently find themselves in the relegation places with one win out of eight. They welcome ninth placed Gateshead to Essex this Saturday, and will be hoping Beasant can give the team a solid base to build upon.