By Dominic Toner
Joey Barton will not be allowed back to Rangers for at least another week, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that the Rangers midfielder will continue his exile from the club following allegations from the Scottish Football Association that he broke betting rules between 1 July and 15 September.
The report details that Barton is unlikely to return to the club until the issues are settled, with the 34-year-old facing a judicial panel on 17 November.
Barton was expected to report back with the Scottish giants on Monday following his three week ban by the club, but his future with them is now even further in doubt.
The English midfielder was suspended in September after a bust-up with Andy Halliday in training.
The incident came after the club’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to rivals Celtic and Barton hasn’t appeared for Rangers for a month as a result.
The former Manchester City and QPR midfielder is well known for his competitive edge both on and off the pitch.
His future with Rangers is under severe pressure, but he remains adamant that his career with them is not over.
Barton made eight appearances for Rangers before his suspension and his only defeat came against Celtic.
Manager Mark Warburton has settled on a midfield trio of Halliday, Niko Kranjcar and Jason Holt in his absence.
Rangers’ next fixture see’s them take on the Hoops in the Scottish League Cup semi-final next Sunday.
The Gers will be keen to avenge a humiliating 5-1 defeat suffered at the hands of their greatest rivals earlier in the season.
In other Rangers news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Niko Kranjcar’s performance against Inverness.