Joey Barton hopes first Old Firm derby with Rangers will not be his last
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 22/09/16 8:35am
Joey Barton hopes he has a future at Rangers despite admitting to questioning his decision to move to Glasgow.
The former Burnley midfielder is serving a three-week suspension after being involved in a training ground bust-up with team-mate Andy Halliday in the wake of their 5-1 hiding in the first Old Firm derby of the season.
Barton says the atmosphere at Celtic Park was something to behold and hopes it will not be the only derby he gets to experience with doubts over his long-term future at the club.
The 34-year-old is also under investigation for an alleged breach of football's strict rules on betting, with reports hinting that he gambled on Celtic's heavy defeat by Barcelona in the Champions League.
Barton did a Q&A session with The Times on Twitter on Wednesday evening as part of the publicity tour for his autobiography No Nonsense and was asked about his move to Scotland.
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"Why Glasgow? I'm thinking that myself at this moment..." he wrote.
"Hopefully I get the chance to play in a few more Old Firm matches. Football is massive in Glasgow.
"(Rangers) are an incredible football institution. There's a huge and unique focus on the Old Firm.
"Will my (experience at Rangers) stand me in good stead for the rest of my life? Yes it will."