Barton has joined Scottish giants Rangers on a free transfer after leaving Premier League-bound Burnley.
The 33-year-old former Newcastle United and Manchester City man is a very good midfielder, and he will add experience and bite to the current Gers team.
Sutton believes that Barton will prove to be a good signing for Rangers, but the former Celtic striker has claimed that the Englishman will not be able to do it all on his own.
“I loved listening to the Scouser this week,” Sutton wrote about Barton in The Daily Record. “He makes you listen and you can tell he is intelligent – despite some of the things he has had directed at him in the past for things he has done. He had to deal with situations and he did so with aplomb.
“There were a succession of things from his past put in front of him at his press conference and he answered each one with honesty and assurance.
“That tells me Warburton has secured a senior professional with a strong character who will deal with lot of aspects of life at Rangers which will come his way on and off the pitch.
“Barton is a player I like. He has all the attributes and he proved that last season at Burnley in their promotion run to the Premier League – but he needs assistance.”
Barton may be 33 years of age, but he remains a very good midfielder and should be a success in Scotland.
Rangers won the Scottish Championship title this past season with ease and will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.
The Gers will be aiming to compete with Celtic for the league title next season, but Barton will not be able to do it all on his own.
Barton will need good and reliable players around him, and hopefully Rangers will be able to make some good signings in the summer transfer window.