sport news Joey Barton admits he 'didn't always get it right' at Fleetwood after sacking

Joey Barton admits he 'didn't always get it right' at Fleetwood after being sacked following bust-up with Ched Evans but makes NO reference to falling out with his players in LMA statement... as he vows to use time out of the game to 'keep getting better' Fleetwood Town sacked manager Joey Barton after bust-up with Ched Evans The pair got into a heated row following last month's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Barton had taken exception to a comedy skit performed by striker Evans  In LMA statement, Barton admitted 'he didn't always get it right' in the job But he thanks the chairman, club staff, players and fans for their support 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:27 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 14:28 GMT, 5 January 2021

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Joey Barton has admitted he 'didn't always get it right' but has vowed to 'keep getting better' following his acrimonious sacking by Fleetwood Town.

The 38-year-old was dismissed by the League One club on Monday in the wake of a dressing room bust-up with striker Ched Evans.

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As revealed by Sportsmail, Barton took exception to a comedy skit performed by Evans at a team meeting and the pair got into a heated row following last month's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town.

Joey Barton has broken his silence following his sacking as Fleetwood Town manager

Joey Barton has broken his silence following his sacking as Fleetwood Town manager

Barton and Ched Evans came to blows in a dressing room altercation that led to his sacking

Barton and Ched Evans came to blows in a dressing room altercation that led to his sacking

Barton declared later that Evans had no future at Fleetwood and the 32-year-old was suspended. But it was Barton who got the boot this week after two-and-a-half years in charge.

In a statement released via the League Managers' Association, Barton thanked Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley, his coaching staff and the players as well as the fans for their 'patience' but made no reference to the incident with Evans.

Barton said: 'First of all I would like to thank the chairman Andy Pilley for the opportunity to manage Fleetwood Town. I have enjoyed every minute of my

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