ormer Rangers flop Joey Barton has spoken of his delight for Jason Holt after netting his first goal for Barton’s Fleetwood Town in seven months.
Barton admits that the on-loan Rangers midfielder has had a “tough spell” recently but was “really pleased” to see him get on the scoresheet against Plymouth.
WALSALL, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Fleetwood Town's Manager Joey Barton during the Sky Bet League One match between Walsall and Fleetwood Town at Bescot Stadium on March 9, 2019 in Walsall, United Kingdom.

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The Fleetwood boss thinks players like Holt are a “delight” to have around as he “gives everything” all the time.
“He has had a tough spell and came out the team. Since he has gone back in his energy levels have been superb,” Barton told Fleetwood Today.
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Doncaster Rovers' Herbie Kane battles with Fleetwood Town's Jason Holt during the Sky Bet League One match between Fleetwood Town and Doncaster Rovers at Highbury Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Fleetwood, United Kingdom.

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“I’m delighted for him to get the goal. Whatever people think of him, he is something who gives everything he has got in every single training session, every single week.
“Players like that are a delight to have. For him to get the goal and get us on that march to settling into the game I was really pleased for him.”
Holt has fallen out of favour at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard after being a regular under previous managers.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Jason Holt of Fleetwood Town warms up ahead of the Carabao Cup match between Leicester City and Fleetwood Town at King Power Stadium on August 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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The midfielder headed south in the summer on a season-long loan deal and is due to return to Ibrox at the end of the season.
With a year left on his contract with the Gers, it may well be the case that they look to move him on as quickly as possible.

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