Joey Barton set for first Burnley start against Rotherham United

Joey Barton could start against Rotherham United on Friday night
Joey Barton could start against Rotherham United on Friday night
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Joey Barton could make his first start for Burnley against Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Friday night.

The once-capped England international, who swapped London and QPR for Turf Moor at the end of August, came off the bench to make his debut for his new club against Reading last week and looks set to add to that in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday.

He said: "It was nice to get on and help muck in with the team. I need games and fitness comes as a part of that.

"I'm glad to get it out of the way in terms of now being back in the picture for the first team squad, which is, I think, what I'm here for.

"I'm looking forward to it. I'm really enjoying the environment and really enjoying the football club and hopefully I can start to contribute on the pitch for the lads. I'm really looking forward to Rotherham now."

The match will be the Millers' first since the departure of Steve Evans this week, with Eric Black taking over the managerial reins temporarily.

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