By Dominic Toner
Joey Barton’s Rangers career could be over after he was involved in a blazing training ground row – and the club’s supporters have reacted with anger on Twitter at his conduct.
The Scottish Sun claim the 34-year-old has been “banished” from the club’s Murray Park training headquarters and won’t feature against Ross County on Saturday.
It is said that Barton was involved in a hearted verbal exchange with team-mate Andy Halliday during training on Tuesday.
The report states that it is the third bust-up combustible midfielder Barton has been caught up in since his shock move to Ibrox in the summer.
Barton couldn’t help his side slip to a devastating 5-1 defeat to Old Firm on Saturday and will now miss the club’s next league match against Ross County, after being told he must report back on Monday for showdown discussions.
The Rangers supporters have reacted furiously on Twitter and have completed turned against the midfielder.
If this is true then Joey Barton can do one! But im waiting until it's confirmed before I believe it!
— Laura ⚽️ (@MissLJayx) September 15, 2016
Joey Barton has had a mare
— Daylin (@daylin_docherty) September 15, 2016
I hate joey Barton
— Andrew (@Andrew_RFC_) September 15, 2016
Judging by the way he played on Saturday, I don't think Joey Barton has trained in about a year anyway.
— Mark Fitzpatrick (@thefitz19) September 15, 2016
It's a real shame Joey Barton didn't have that sort of fight in the Glasgow Derby last Saturday
— SJH (@SJH1991) September 15, 2016
Don't know what happened with Joey Barton but that's what you get with him, trouble just seems to follow him, a big call from Gers to come
— ⚽GREENER⚽ (@hatchet_men2) September 15, 2016
Mark Warburton’s side are firmly under pressure already this season and sit four points behind Celtic in the table already, having played a game more.
Barton was recruited this summer to help add some top-flight experience to the Rangers side but is still adjusting to his first taste of Scottish football.
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 team news, Warburton has revealed that the club’s 25-year-old is a major doubt for the clash against Ross County.