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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 15:35 GMT
Keegan hoping for Barton response
Joey Barton
Barton's off-the-field problems have affected his football
Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is looking for midfielder Joey Barton to focus on playing football after his return to action against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Barton's off-the-field exploits have impacted on his Newcastle career and Keegan believes it is time for the 25-year-old to knuckle down.

He told BBC Radio Newcastle: "He's got to let his football do the talking.

"He can be a very important player for us but he can only be important if he conducts himself properly."



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