Rangers Lift Joey Barton’s Suspension… But He Has To Train With Under-20s

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Joey Barton will be made to train with Rangers’ youth teams after he was told to report back to the club’s training base.

Having not played for Rangers since they were beaten 5-1 by Celtic in September, Joey Barton’s future Ibrox looked doubt following alleged training ground altercations and betting infringements.

However, after the latest twist in his turbulent career, it would appear Barton’s immediate future lies with the Scottish Premiership club.

“Joey Barton has been told he will return to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure,” a Rangers statement read.

“The Auchenhowie management team will inform the player of appropriate training arrangements to which he must adhere for as long as he remains a Rangers player.

“Neither the Club nor the player will comment further.”

Barton will be subject to a disciplinary hearing by the Scottish FA on 17 November after being charged with placing 44 bets on matches, as is banned under the governing body’s rules.

Meanwhile Warburton has been dealt an injury blow with confirmation that another of his marquee pre-season signings, Niko Kranjcar, will be out of action for six months. The Croatian midfielder damaged knee ligaments in training.



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