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Full Name: Matthew David Butcher
Born: 14 May 1997
Came from: Accrington Stanley Went to:
First game: 30 July 2022 Last game: 02 December 2023
Appearances: 61 (40/21) Goals: 3
Described as technically gifted, strong in midfield and with an eye for goal, Butcher became Steven Schumacher's first summer signing when he joined his new teammates in late June 2022, the day before the start of pre-season training.
The Portsmouth-born midfielder began his footballing career at the age of 13 at AFC Bournemouth's academy. With the Cherries' youth side managed by ex-Pilgrim Carl Fletcher, Butcher's rapid development earned him his first professional contract four years later in April 2015, following successful loan spells at Gosport Borough and Poole Town earlier that season. Having made his first-team debut for Bournemouth as a League Cup substitute in August 2015, and then his first and only start for the Cherries in January 2016, he continued to progress at the under-21 level and also enjoyed loan spells at Woking, Yeovil Town and St Johnstone over the following four years.
In August 2020 Butcher joined Accrington Stanley and went on to make 85 appearances for the Reds in just two seasons, scoring six goals. He was offered a contract renewal at the end of his two-year contract, but instead decided to move back to the south coast to link up again with Argyle's assistant manager, Mark Hughes, with whom he played at Accrington.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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