Date: 8th January 2008 at 9:31am
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The latest from the media`s other Peter Kay, currently working for Sporting Chance where Joey Barton is ‘rehabilitating`, is that his charge won`t be turning out for the first team in any hurry. Speaking amid rumours Big Sam wants him back to handle the current paucity of bodies in midfield he said:

“Until the 16th of January, Joey will be with me 24 hours a day. As for him playing, it will not be happening in the near future. There are bail guidelines we are adhering to and we’re concentrating on the work we need to do, which is going well.

We do not play keepy-uppy in the garden; we do work of a different nature. We are getting on with the work we need to do, which is separate from football, and I could not hope for anything better than what is happening.’

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