By Dominic Toner

Joey Barton is set to hold discussions with Rangers on Thursday, according to a report.

The Guardian claim that the midfielder with meet with the club and it is set to be the first stage of a disciplinary matter.

Barton, 34, has endured a torrid time with the Gers since his arrival on a free transfer in the summer, but the report details he is currently on £20,000-a-week wages.

The Englishman was suspended from the club’s training base in September after a row with manager Mark Warburton and team-mate Andy Halliday.

The alterations took place following the club’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Celtic and he is yet to play for the club since.

Barton was handed a further three week suspension by the Rangers as they continued to assess his situation.

He’s also currently under investigation by the Scottish FA for breaking gambling rules during his time with the Ibrox club.

However, it has been reported by talkSPORT that the player is keen to resurrect his career at Ibrox.

Barton was recruited this summer to help add some top-flight experience to the Rangers side, but struggled in his first eight appearances for the club.

The combative midfielder has previously played at English clubs Manchester City, Newcastle, Burnley and QPR, as well as spending a season on loan at French side Marseille.

In other Rangers news, the club’s star has given an Instagram verdict on career setback after the defeat to Celtic.