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Joey Barton comments on playing for Celtic, and how Rangers tie in

Joey Barton says he would love to play for Celtic, but only when Rangers are back in the Scottish Premier League.

Joey Barton has admitted he would be open to playing for Celtic in the future, but not just yet.

The midfielder is a free agent after his release from QPR after their relegation, and held a question and answer session on  his Twitter feed yesterday.

He was asked if he would consider moving north of the border, but said such a temptation would only hold it's true appeal if Rangers were in the top flight.

Rangers missed out on promotion to through the play-offs last year, and it was probably just as well after a shambolic campaign.

With new boss Mark Warburton in charge, they are getting organised and have invested well, and will stand a better chance of doing well in the top flight if they earn promotion this year than had they gone up last.

Celtic and Rangers have not met in league competition since 2012, with Rangers subsequently dropped down the league and re-forming, as a result of financial irregularities.

The controversial figure that is Barton, continue to look for a club - but judging by his comments don't rule out a potential Celtic switch for the 32-year-old in the future, if of course he is able to prove to them he is also capable.

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