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Fleetwood boss Joey Barton signs former Rangers team-mate Jason Holt on loan

By June 18, 2018No Comments

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has raided former club Rangers, signing Jason Holt on a season-long loan.

The midfielder was a regular member of the Gers side last season but has been allowed to join Fleetwood for the 2018-19 campaign, where he will once again team up with new Cod Army head coach Barton.

The pair played alongside each other briefly during Barton’s spell in Scotland which lasted just eight matches, and Holt becomes his second signing since taking the reins at Fleetwood earlier in the month.

Holt has made over 100 appearances for Rangers in the three years since joining from Hearts and was a key part of the squad that earned promotion from the Ladbrokes Championship in 2016 but has chosen to move on after Steven Gerrard decided he was not part of his plans for next season.

On securing the signing, Barton told Fleetwood’s official website: “I’m delighted that Jason has joined us here at Fleetwood Town.

“I saw his qualities when I was at Rangers on a daily basis, and as soon as I found out he was available we tried everything to make sure we got him here.

“He’s a great character, a great trainer and he knows the level after his season with Sheffield United.”