Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay has re-joined Fleetwood Town on loan from Swansea City for the season to be reunited with controversial ex-Ger Joey Barton.
McKay had a spell there last season on loan, scoring twice in ten appearances and impressing members of the Cod Army with his performances in their push for the playoffs.
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McKay is “buzzing” to be back with Barton’s side and wants to repay his former Rangers team-mates faith in his ability after being frozen out at Swansea City.
“I’m buzzing to be back at Fleetwood, getting back to playing games and trying to help the team,” McKay told Fleetwood’s official website.
“It’s good to be back – it’s easy coming back here because you know all the surrounding and all the staff. Most of the players I played with last year are still here so that will make it an easier settling in period.
“Everyone seems to be excited having me back and that was probably the biggest thing for me coming back was the belief I had, not only from the players but the coaching staff last year so hopefully I can repay that.
“I just want to get out there and start playing with the boys. Obviously, they’ve added a lot of good players and they are scoring some goals – hopefully, I can create some for them and score some myself.”
McKay is best remembered by the Rangers support for his stunning strike in the win over Celtic in the Scottish Cup in 2016 before leaving the club to join Nottingham Forest under Pedro Caixinha.
During his time at Rangers, McKay played alongside the Fleetwood boss and his assistant manager Clint Hill, and he obviously made an impression on Barton during their time working together.
He only spent a season at the City Ground before heading for Wales but things really haven’t worked out for him at Swansea and he was allowed to leave on loan last season.
The time at Fleetwood last term obviously worked out well for him though and he’ll hope to continue that this season after making his return to the club.