Butterfield Taking Break From Bermuda Duty

April 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Kacy Milan Butterfield has revealed he has taken a break from international duty as he focuses on revitalising his club career in England.

He has not featured for Bermuda since starting Michael Findlay’s first game as head coach, a goalless draw at home to French Guiana in the Concacaf Nations League in September last year.

The defensive midfielder, an unused substitute in Bermuda’s following match, a 4-3 defeat away to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, made himself unavailable for the recent Fifa Series in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Butterfield, who plays for semi-professional side Stourbridge in the West Midlands, said he is devoting his energy to climbing back up the football pyramid to the professional level and yet to decide whether he will be available for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June.

“It’s a personal decision,” Butterfield told Bernews. “I want to focus on my club football.

“I’ll access things [regarding the qualifiers] and see how things go. Things are a bit up in the air for me.”

Kacy Milan Butterfield 1 April 2024

It has been a stop-start season for Butterfield, who joined Stourbridge, who play in the Pitching In Southern Premier League Central Division, from Nuneaton Borough in January after they withdrew from the league because of financial issues.

He previously played for professional clubs Kidderminster Harriers, Chesterfield and Alfreton Town.

“I want to get back to full-time football – we’ll see what happens next season,” Butterfield said.

The 26-year-old was arguably the standout performer for Stourbridge in a 1-0 defeat at home to promotion-chasing Stratford Town on Saturday [March 30].

It meant they would be no dream start for new Stourbridge manager Darryl Knights, whose side conceded against the run of play in added time at the end of the first half when Callum Banks converted an Andre Landell cross.

“We probably deserved more the game,” Butterfield added. “We made one mistake, and they scored from their only real chance in the first half.

“I’m enjoying my time at the club and working with the coaching staff. I’ve been playing pretty well.”

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