Joey Barton 'looking forward to rejoining Rangers'
Last Updated: 22/09/16 4:27pm
Joey Barton insists he has unfinished business with Rangers and claims he cannot wait to rejoin Mark Warburton's squad.
The midfielder is currently serving a three-week club suspension following a blazing row with the manager - as well as team-mate Andy Halliday - in the wake of Rangers' humiliating 5-1 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic.
It appeared this would spell the end of his time in Glasgow, after just eight games for the Light Blues, but he has informed his 3.25m Twitter followers that he is determined to return to Ibrox and make his mark on the pitch.
The 34-year-old Englishman said in a series of posts: "People far too quick to write (the team) off. Celtic game was first competitive loss since 28th December. Thirty-plus games.
"I'm not going anywhere, happy to be judged after the season. Can't wait to get back and show what I'm about. Came to be successful. Nothing's changed.
"Never ran from a challenge in my life. Not about to start now."
Barton has been spending his time away from the Gers promoting his new autobiography, No Nonsense, but the former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Burnley player has been irked by some of the comments directed at him online.
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He said in another tweet: "If you want to buy, buy it. If you don't, don't. But don't come on here moaning at me today. Have a day off."
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Barton, meanwhile, is also under investigation from the Scottish Football Association for an alleged breach of football betting rules.