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

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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.

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