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Joey Barton to return to ‘full-time training’ with Rangers

Joey Barton

Joey Barton attended a meeting Ibrox on Thursday

Rangers have announced that midfielder Joey Barton “will return to full-time training” following a club imposed suspension.

The 34-year-old midfielder has been absent from the club since a training-ground row in the wake of September’s 5-1 loss at Celtic Park.

With agent Eddy Jennings, he attended a meeting with club officials last week.

Barton has stated repeatedly he wants to return and fight for his place, having joined from Burnley in May.

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

“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.”

More to follow.