Barton refused America visa

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will miss the club's pre-season trip to the United States after being denied a visa.

The 28-year-old, who was given a six-month jail sentence after admitting assault and affray in 2008, has been denied the necessary permission to travel with the rest of the first-team Magpies' squad when they leave on Sunday.

Newcastle said that Barton will instead link up with Peter Beardsley's reserves when they head for Holland on Thursday.

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