The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

JOEY Bar­ton’s im­mi­nent ar­rival may be the only topic of conversation at Fleet­wood, but keeper Alex Cairns’ fo­cus is on show­ing what he has learned this sea­son.

Bar­ton re­places John Sheri­dan this sum­mer, with Cairns, 25, look­ing to build on a cam­paign where he lost and then re­gained his start­ing role.

He said: “It has been a big learn­ing curve for me this sea­son. I think I have manned up – I have stood up and been counted when I have needed to be.

“We have to fo­cus on the (rest of the sea­son) then we will meet the gaffer and see what he is go­ing to bring to the ta­ble.”

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