Barton hits three at Vale
Joey Barton celebrated signing his new four year contract extension with a first half hat-trick in City's latest pre-season outing at Port Vale.
For the third successive pre-season game City scored three goals, this time improving defensively with none in response.
Pearce made wholesale changes at the break, giving all of his twenty man squad a run out on the night.
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