Time is Dunne for Ross Wallace at Fleetwood
Having left Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2018, former Claret Ross Wallace signed for League One club Fleetwood Town.
He made 36 league appearances for the Cod Army last season, scoring once, in a 3-2 win at Blackpool, but there was some debate as to whether he’d be returning for the 2019/20 season. He did eventually, a week after the season started, and has made four substitute appearances, the first of them in the League Cup and then three in the league, the most recent of them a week last Saturday when he came on in their 2-0 home win against Accrington.
It was initially a short term deal and he’s now been forced to leave the club this week to allow them to bring in young Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne as manager Joey Barton explained. Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Barton said: “Ross had done fantastically well for us but we have all seen with the case going on at Bury that clubs have to balance the books.
“I did not have a centre half, so in essence I had to swap Jimmy Dunne for Ross Wallace because I needed cover in that area, especially with losing Morgs (Craig Morgan). That was the decision. I’m disappointed for Ross. I do still feel he has an awful lot to offer and I do feel that if we had more room in our budget I’d definitely have kept Ross on.
“He was great for us last year, robust and played a load of games. I have no doubt he will pop back up somewhere because he is a quality player. We are disappointed to lose him as a man too because he has been fantastic around the group but you have to balance the books, that is football.”Share this page :