Sky Sports reports that Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is poised to seal his loan switch to League Two newcomers Fleetwood Town.

QPR are thought to be happy to loan out the controversial Barton after incidents on the final day of last term resulted in him being banned for 12 matches for two counts of violent conduct.

The move is thought to be have been ratified by the Football League and Barton is set to join the Cod Army on a six-month loan deal until January.

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