Former Celtic winger Ross Wallace has told how former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton blares out Ibrox anthem Penny Arcade before games at Fleetwood Town after playing under him last season.

Wallace played eight games under Barton at Fleetwood Town, where his backroom staff also includes ex-Gers Clint Hill and Barry Nicholson.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 06: Joey Barton of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The winger told that they were “giving it a bit” when Old Firm games were on and, just like they experienced at Ibrox, would blast the Roy Orbison tune out.

“Him [Barton], Hilly and Baz [Nicholson] are all Rangers men,” Wallace told Open Goal.

“There was basically just me and Stephen Crainey, who is down there as well doing development.

“When the Rangers and Celtic matches were on, they were giving it a bit.

“They put Penny Arcade on before the games! I was like you f*****g…”

The former Gers trio also have a loanee from Ibrox in Jordan Rossiter, although the midfielder has been sidelined again with a serious injury.

FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Joey Barton manager of Wrexham looks on prior to pre season friendly between Fleetwood Town and Wrexham on July 05, 2019 in Fleetwood, England.
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It’s good to see the ex-Gers carry on things they picked up at Ibrox and if it wound up Wallace and Crainey then all the better.

Despite his reputation as a player, Barton has done an impressive job with Fleetwood since taking the reins and is showing signs of developing into a strong manager.

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