Barton timetable in place
The news is good on Joey Barton. Following his Cattermole induced injury against Wigan, the expectation was that he would be out for at least eight to ten weeks. Now the prognosis is slightly better, with seven weeks being the new estimate. Joe Kinnear said:
'We have just had Joey's injury re-assessed and the doctor and physio team tell me that we can expect to have him back in the middle of January.'