Burnley have announced they are set to re-sign midfielder Joey Barton following his release by Rangers earlier in the season.

The former Manchester City man helped the Clarets to promotion to the Premier League last season but opted to leave in the summer and ply his trade in the Scottish Premiership.

But he failed to make an impact at Ibrox, and was released by Mark Warburton’s side following a series of disciplinary issues.

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