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Rangers Give Joey Barton the Go-Ahead to Return to Full-Time Training

Rangers Give Joey Barton the Go-Ahead to Return to Full-Time Training

Rangers have revealed that Joey Barton has been given the all-clear to start training with the club’s first team, after almost two months of being suspended.

The midfielder was banished from Ibrox and the club’s training ground after a bitter argument with manager Mark Warburton and team-mate Andy Halliday in the aftermath of the 5-1 defeat against Celtic – and hasn’t been seen in a blue shirt since.

The general perception seemed to be that Barton had played his last game for the Glasgow giants, and that might still be the case, but he will at least start to train with his colleagues once again ahead of the January transfer window.

A statement on the official Rangers website read: “Joey Barton has been told he will return  to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure.

“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.”

The statement doesn’t give any indication of the exact date when Barton will begin his training, or if he’ll be considered for first-team selection.

But is it a step in the right direction for the former Man City and Newcastle player? Or are Rangers better off without him?

Let us know in the comments section below…


 

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