First Fleetwood Town pre-season training session for Joey and more new faces

Joey Barton brought a familiar face to his first training session as Fleetwood Town boss as his ex-Rangers team-mate Jason Holt settled into life at Poolfoot Farm.

Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:08 pm
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session

Barton took his first ever training session as head coach as the players returned to Poolfoot Farm for pre-season training.

Barton officially took over on June 2 but this was his first taste of work with his new crop.

And for Holt, signed yesterday on a season-long loan from Rangers, it was a great experience.

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Fleetwood defender Ash Eastham in pre-season training

The midfielder said: “Obviously I’m very happy to be here.

“It was my first day, and just getting to be here and meet all the staff and all the boys was just great.

“Everyone has been great. I’ve been in this situation before going into new teams and all the boys have been great. It was great to get the first training session done.”

And the central midfielder has told the Cod Army what they can expect.

Fleetwood forward Wes Burns starts pre-season training

Holt said: “I’m going to hopefully bring a bit of energy to the team, get about the park and help the team as much as I can.”

Town’s other summer signing to date, full-back Eddie Clarke, also trained with his new team-mates for the first time.

Clarke was signed before Barton officially took charge.

Another player from Tranmere, midfielder James Wallace, trained with Town as a triallist yesterday.

Bobby Grant takes part in Fleetwood's pre-season training session
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton walks on to take his first pre-season training session with sports scientist James Barrow
Fleetwood Town keepers Matty Urwin, Alex Cairns and Billy Crellin take part in pre-season training
Cian Bolger takes part in Fleetwood's pre-season training
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
Toumani Diagouraga in pre-season training
Ash Hunter takes part in pre-season training
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
Fleetwood Town keepers Matty Urwin, Billy Crellin and Alex Cairns in training
Joey Barton talks to Ash Hunter.
Alex Cairns in pre-season training
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
New Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton takes his first pre-season training session
New Fleetwood Town head coach Joiey Barton talks to sports scientists Youl Mawene and James Barrow as Kyle Dempsey trains