By Harvey Byrne

Joey Barton will return to full-time training with Rangers following the conclusion of his disciplinary procedure, according to a reliable journalist.

The 34-year-old midfielder had not featured for the Ibrox side since a training ground bust up with team mate Andy Halliday.

However, according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol, the controversial midfielder is set to make a return to Mark Warburton’s side, as reported on his personal Twitter account.

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 days.

However, the Ibrox club are looking for a contribution from all of their players as they attempt to close the gap on league leaders and fierce rivals Celtic.

The Gers are currently second in the Scottish Premiership and sit nine points behind the Hoops, playing a game more.

Rangers are currently in good form having suffered just one defeat in October in the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Celtic.

They won their most recent match 3-0 against Kilmarnock and will travel to Ross Coutny on Saturday, who are second from bottom in the table.

In other Rangers news, fans have also taken to Twitter to express their dismay at seeing Niko Kranjcar ruled out for the rest of the season.