JoeJoey Barton, the 27-year-old former Manchester City player seems to have forced himself into the Newcastle squad, because of his efforts on the training pitch.
Joey Barton – impressive in training
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has as much said so today, when he talked about Joey Barton training very well.
Of course Joey has been back in training for a while now, but he still lacks match practice, after recovering from surgery last October, to repair a broken bone in his foot.
Joey seems to be doing well in training as Chris Hughton said today:
“He has been training and training very well,”
“He hasn’t played so much football, he has played half a game in a training ground game and 75 minutes of a reserve fixture at Hartlepool.”
“But he has been training very well for the last month and consequently has found himself in the squad.”
Joey has given quite a few interviews over the last week, and the lad is desperate to get back into the side and help Newcastle United clinch that automatic promotion spot.
We wouldn’t be at all surprised if Joey makes an appearance in the second half tomorrow night at Doncaster, in what promises to be another very tough away game for Newcastle.
With still 9 league games to play, Joey may well get his chance to impress and help the Newcastle club finally get promoted – we hope so anyway.