By Will Butcher

Joey Barton has revealed that he wants to prove everyone wrong at Rangers following his three-week suspension from the club.

The controversial midfielder was banned from Ibrox and the Gers’ training ground Auchenhowie last week after a bust up with fellow midfielder Andy Halliday.

Replying to fans who have recently read his new autobiography, Barton replied with “that’s the plan” on his personal Twitter account after a fan told him to “prove everyone wrong again.”

The former Manchester City star has made a poor start to life both on and off the pitch in Glasgow, with fans disappointed with his performances in a Rangers shirt.

Barton is no stranger to controversy after receiving the Premier League’s second largest ban of 12 matches following his actions after a red card against Manchester City, as well as serving jail time during his Newcastle stint.

The combative one-time England international is also under investigation from the Scottish Football Association, after it was alleged that he had placed a bet on Barcelona to beat Old Firm rivals Celtic by a large margin.

Mark Warburton’s side face Partick on Saturday as they look to close the gap on rivals Celtic and secure their third domestic win of the season.

In other Rangers news, this is the best possible side that can face Partick.