Rangers have announced that Joey Barton will return to training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure.

The midfielder has been absent from the club for seven weeks. His last appearance was in the 5-1 defeat at Celtic Park last month.

Following that loss the 34-year-old was in a training ground row with teammate Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton. Barton was then told to stay away while the club carried out an investigation.

Andy Halliday has replaced Barton in the team during his suspension.

In the statement released by the club they say:

“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.”

According to reports, the midfielder will resume training with the under-20s team.

The former Burnley player is also under an SFA charge for breaching betting rules between July 1 and September 15. During that time the Englishman allegedly betted on 44 games.

Rangers climbed to second in the Scottish Premiership following Saturday’s 3-0 win against Kilmarnock. Since Barton’s suspension they have won four of the eight games he has missed.

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