Rangers terminate former Clarets midfielder Joey Barton’s contract

Joey Barton in pre-season action for Rangers against Burnley
Joey Barton in pre-season action for Rangers against Burnley
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Rangers have finally pulled the plug on Joey Barton’s ill-fated stint at Ibrox, announcing that his contract has been terminated.

The controversial midfielder has not featured for the Ibrox side since being banished from the club following a furious bust-up with manager Mark Warburton in the wake of September’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Celtic.

Rangers said in a statement: “Rangers and Joey Barton have agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect. Neither Rangers nor Joey Barton will comment further.”

Joey Barton left the club in the summer after making 38 league appearances for the Clarets, scoring three goals as Burnley won the Sky Bet Championship.