Allardyce: Barton will transform Newcastle

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce believes the addition of summer signing Joey Barton will transform his first team.

He told The Journal: "When we add Joey Barton to the equation we have the potential to score lots of goals because he will add a considerable goalscoring threat in midfield, but he also offers a competitiveness when we haven't got the ball and makes it hard for the opposition to get forward."

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