Barton to get axed by Toon
It is understood that Newcastle United are set to sack Joey Barton after the midfielder is released from prison for his sentence for assault and affray.
The Newcastle midfielder is understood to be devastated that his club are not retaining faith in him.
However, the Toon are ready to release the player after he serves time as they have already had enough faith in the player.
A number of Premiership sides, including Stoke City and WBA, are believed to be ready to make a move for the midfielder when he is released by his club.