By Will Butcher

Joey Barton will remain suspended from Rangers after holding talks with the club board, according to a reliable journalist.

The controversial midfielder has been banned from Ibrox and the Gers’ training ground Auchenhowie for more than a month now, after a training ground bust up with midfield teammate Andy Halliday.

Sky Sports presenter Jim White revealed on his personal Twitter account that the controversial midfielder will remain on the sidelines, as the Gers continue to mull over a decision regarding the 34-year-old.

The one-time England international has endured a dismal spell in Glasgow following his summer move from Premier League new boys Burnley.

A poor bout of form has seen Barton fail to impress for Mark Warburton’s side, after being overpowered by Scott Brown in the 5-1 loss to Old Firm rivals Celtic among other performances.

Barton is also under investigation from the Scottish Football Assocation after being charged with 44 counts of betting on football during his time at Rangers.

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.

On the pitch, the Gers are looking to secure three points against Kilmarnock on Saturday as they look to close the gap on league leaders Celtic.

In other Rangers news, Lee Hodson responds to critics after a disappointing display against St. Johnstone.