Jacob Butterfield has signed for Championship side Luton Town after spending three weeks training with Rovers.

Butterfield was signed by Tony Mowbray for Middlesbrough in 2013 and was invited in to train in the early weeks of pre-season.

The 29-year-old was a free agent after leaving Derby County and played in a behind closed doors game with Macclesfield and for the Under-23s at Leeds.

The option of a possible move to Ewood Park was never discussed however, with Luton snapping up the central midfielder on a free transfer.

Charlie Adam also trained with Rovers this summer, and played in those two games alongside Butterfield, but also for the first-team at Barrow.

Butterfield becomes Luton’s seventh summer signing as they prepare for life in the Championship after winning the League One title last time out.

Jones told his club's website: “We’re delighted to have Jacob on board. He’s fantastic technically and tactically, and great on the ball. He’s always looking for the forward pass.

“One of the big things with all our signings so far this summer has been the experience they have at this level, and he’s got massive Championship experience. He’s got 300 games to his name and has been playing in the second tier for the past ten years.

“At 29 he’s at the peak of his career, so he’s another great addition to the squad.”