Joey Barton returning to full-time training with Rangers after temporary banishment

Midfielder's time at the club has been eventful since joining in the summer

BY Raf Diallo 16:41 Wednesday 2 November 2016, 16:41 2 Nov 2016

Image: Jeff Holmes / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Rangers midfielder Joey Barton will return to full-time training with the club.

The Scottish Premiership side said in statement that they will "inform the player of appropriate arrangements to which he must adhere".

The one-time England international's been suspended since the end of September following a training ground incident.

He had been sent home after a "blazing" row with staff and team-matesaccording to The Daily Record.

That had followed the 5-1 defeat to Celtic in the first Old Firm league derby of the season in Scotland.

The initial ban from training had been extended by a further week in October as uncertainty reigned over his future at Rangers.

But in a statement on the club website, Rangers said: "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."

Barton had also been charged with betting on 44 football matches by the Scottish Football Association.

Off The Ball

Newsletter

The very best bits of Off The Ball delivered every week