Barton could save Rangers career with Warburton talks scheduled on Monday - report
By Harvey Byrne
Joey Barton could be handed one last chance to salvage his Rangers career if he apologises to manager Mark Warburton, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that there were not any plans to sack the currently suspended 34-year-old as of Sunday evening.
However, the report does state that if the outspoken midfielder fails to apologise to Warburton when he returns to training on Monday morning then the club’s stance could change.
Barton threw his future at Ibrox into doubt last Tuesday after a training ground bust-up with team-mate Andy Halliday.
He further angered the club on Friday by giving an unsanctioned live radio interview, telling his side of the story.
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The club were held in a disappointing 0-0 draw by Ross County at the weekend with Barton missing from the team’s midfield.
The Gers started with Halliday, Jason Holt and Josh Windass in a three-man midfield, but they were unable to earn the Scottish giants the vital three points.
Barton completed a move to Ibrox in the summer, signing a two-year deal from Premier League side Burnley.
He had featured in eight games for Warburton’s side before the incident, becoming a key part of the club’s midfield.
In other Rangers team news, Ibrox fans responded with mixed reactions on Twitter after Barton revealed his turn of events.