JOEY BARTON EXITS BURNLEY, OFFICIALLY

Premier League sides have confirmed players that they want to retain going forward.

Several big names have been excluded like John Terry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gael Clichy, and Joey Barton. Barton exits Burnley officially after being banned from football for 18 months for his gambling offences.

Joey Barton will continue performing despite his illegal gambling activities

Burnley’s Joey Barton has already pleaded guilty from the accusations that were being launched towards him in relation to making over 1,000 football bets which were made in the span of over 10 years.

Players that perform in the top 8 tiers of English football are not allowed to do anything related to gambling or bets involving the sport and this type of things can lead to significant suspensions.

BARTON REWARDS BURNLEY WITH GOAL AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON

Burnley took a huge gamble with Joey Barton when they signed him despite his numerous issues with etiquette.

Sean Dyche took yet another gamble when he decided to introduce the player in the must-win match against the Saints. The former Rangers midfielder however paid the gamble on him by scoring a brilliant goal late into the game to win the match for the team.

Barton has no regret

Former Rangers player Joey Barton said he has no regret for having an unsuccessful spell at Rangers.

The player was banned by the club for disciplinary issues and had his contract terminated because of a gambling issue with the Scottish Football Association.

BARTON RETURNS TO TRAINING GROUND

Following his recently ended suspension from playing with the team, Joey Barton has returned back to the Murray Park, Rangers training ground to join up in training with the other players of the club's under-20s.

The Glasgow giants had earlier on Wednesday, confirmed that the midfielder would return to the side for full time training.

Joey Barton Apologises for Bust-up with Halliday

Joey Barton has never been away from controversy throughout his career and this has not changed even after his move to Scottish football.

Barton believes that Rangers will improve

Joey Barton has stated that Rangers will improve after their frustrating start to the season.

Rangers are back in the top flight after spending 4 years in the lower divisions but could only manage a draw against Hamilton. Despite playing at home, Rangers were one goal down and needed a goal in the second half in order to draw level.

DAVID WEIR: CLUB IS NOT CHANGING JOEY BARTON

Joey Barton continues his war of words at new club Rangers.

The controversial player is yet to play for the Rangers team but the former Manchester City and Newcastle United player has been very vocal in his exchanges with Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Barton tried to cut the excitement of meeting Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park when he said the former Liverpool coach was yet to win a single trophy. Before this he claimed he was not in the same league as Brown, sparking a response from the captain.

The player who played his

WARNOCK SAYS JOEY BARTON NEEDS TO WATCH TEMPER AT NEW CLUB

Warnock was the manager when Joey Barton played for Queens Park Rangers and he knows the player well.

When he heard of the move to Rangers, his top advice was that Barton keeps his discipline. Barton, 33, is renowned for his fiery temperament. However, the coach backed Barton to be a success for Rangers.

Warnock said:

"I don't think even he knows if he will cope with it. But we saw a very mature Joey Barton last season. No-one expected him to go through a whole season without the red mist descending.

Joey Barton has set his sights upon returning to the Premier League

Joey Barton has set his sights upon returning to the Premier League after scoring the only goal of the game in the win over Preston North End.

Despite his less than stellar reputation in the game, Barton found a new home in the form of Burnley. The club had aspirations of returning to the Premier League, but few would have hope that Barton would play such a crucial role in the objective. The 33-year-old came up with a goal against Preston and also ended up as the man of the match to see Burnley move to the top of the table.

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