Ched Evans signs for Joey Barton's Fleetwood

Image: Ched Evans (R) signs for Fleetwood

Ched Evans has made a season-long loan move from Sheffield United to Fleetwood.

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The former Wales international, who was in his second spell at Bramall Lane, had failed to break into Chris Wilder's side and thought a loan period and regular football would benefit him.

The 29-year-old became Joey Barton's eighth signing of the summer on Friday and trained for the first team with his new teammates at Poolfoot Farm.

"Coming to Fleetwood is a great opportunity for me to get out, play games, and score goals and I feel like I'm ready to do that," Evans told the club website.

Image: Joey Barton is heading into his first season in management with Fleetwood, who finished 14th in League One last season

"Once I spoke to the manager he told me his philosophy and how he wants to go about it, it was a no brainer for me.

"I spent the first few weeks of pre-season at Sheffield United and it went well. I had my first session here on Friday and the lads have been great, there's a really good atmosphere around the place already."

Evans, who has been capped 13 times by Wales, failed to score in 13 appearances for the Blades last season.

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He played for Chesterfield for the 2016/17 season, scoring five goals in 25 appearances before rejoining the Blades.

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