By Emma Sanders

Danny Mills has lashed out at Joey Barton by claiming he thinks he is better than everyone else at Rangers and shares a similar personality to Roy Keane.

The former England international played with Barton for four years at Manchester City and admitted he does not expect the Rangers man to apologise.

Barton has been frozen out by Rangers after he was involved in a changing room bust-up, before receiving a disciplinary fine from the Scottish FA on a gambling matter.

“Joey is a very good footballer but he is not as good as he thinks he is – and he expects everyone else to be as good as he thinks he is,” said Barton, as reported by the Daily Record.

“He’s nowhere near the standard of Roy Keane but it’s like the Roy Keane syndrome. He expects everyone else to be at that standard and meet the elevated opinion of himself.

“Joey is difficult to understand,” he added.

The 34 year-old has not played for the Scottish outfit since their 5-1 humiliation against Celtic on 10th September and has only just been allowed back at the club following a lengthy ban.

The former Manchester City midfielder will only be allowed to train with the academy squad until further notice and is expected to leave the club in January.

He has made five Premiership appearances this season but failed to score in any of his eight first team appearances.

In other Rangers news, this defender is happy to play as a forward if the manager needs him to.