Ex Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers skipper Barry Ferguson has joined League Two Fleetwood Town on a three month loan, as reported by Sky Sports.
The former Scotland captain, who received an MBE in 2006 for services to football, joins from Championship side Blackpool, for whom he was a key player last season as they made it all the way to the play off final.
Ferguson has been successful in the Premier League, Championship, Scotland and at international level and so it is real statement of intent from the club who tried to sign Joey Barton in the summer.
“Barry is fantastic coup of the football club and a massive signing. His footballing credentials are second to none and this is a huge, huge day for Fleetwood Town,” Town chairman Andy Pilley told the clubs official site.
“Discussions have been held this week and Barry has really bought into the Highbury project, so much so he has taken a pay cut to drop into League 2.
“We are a hugely successful and progressive club and signing someone who has achieved so much in the game speaks volumes for our footballing aspirations.”