Joey Barton's pre-match view will surprise Sunderland supporters ahead of Fleetwood Town clash

Joey Barton says Sunderland are the 'best side' Fleetwood Town have faced at Highbury - and claims it won't be a disaster if they lose at the Stadium of Light.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 4:50 pm

“Sunderland are a top side, I think they are the best side we’ve played here.

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“We struggled to break them down in both games but it’s a free game for us.

“We’ve taken 15 points out of 15, and even if we lose at Sunderland it isn’t the end of the world.”

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton.