Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is happy with his sides’ summer recruitment and has said they will not be delving into the free agent market.

The Cod Army had a busy summer as they bolstered their squad by bringing in the likes of Harry Souttar, Danny Andrew, Lewie Coyle, Peter Clarke, Paul Coutts, Matt Gilks, Jordan Rossiter, Josh Morris and Ched Evans.

When asked about the possibility of bringing in any more players on a free transfer, Barton said, as per a report by the Fleetwood Weekly News:No. I’m really happy. The chairman has backed us. He wants to sign quality players, and the fans come out and want to watch good players play good football. We are nowhere near the finished product but we want to get the ball down and play.”

“We want to play an exciting brand of football and the signs of that are emerging. It will take time. It will not be instant but there are flashes of it in all the performances this season. Hopefully we can keep building and keep this forward momentum at Fleetwood Town, and try to stay where we are in the table right now.”

Fleetwood have made a strong start to the season and are currently 4th in League One after winning four games out of seven. They travel to manager-less Southend United this weekend looking for win number five of the campaign so far.


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