Rangers midfielder Joey Barton explains why Ibrox spell could be a success without trophies

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has managed to complete a deal to bring the midfielder to Ibrox.

Burnley's Joey Barton

Rangers' new signing Joey Barton has perhaps surprisingly claimed that he does not judge success on how many trophies he wins, but rather the personal relationships he builds with his peers in the game, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 33-year-old recently decided to leave Burnley after proving instrumental in guiding them back to the Premier League, and instead move to Ibrox to join Mark Warburton's men as they prepare for their return to the Scottish Premiership.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

And while the prospect of lifting silverware as opposed to being involved in a possible relegation scrap appeared to be the motivation behind the switch, Barton - who is well known for his philosophical tweets - has seemingly confirmed that winning things is not necessarily what drives him. 

"The thing is people apply success in football to lifting trophies," he told The Scottish Sun.

"Genuinely for me it isn't. It’s about meeting people who've shared the dressing room and pitch with me and spent time with me and looking at them in the eye and they know what you stand for as a man.

"Playing good football, playing bad football but they know what you stand for as a human being."

Burnley's Joey Barton

Although the one-time England international is arguing that winning trophies is not how he measures success, the attitude he adopts when he takes to the field makes it difficult to believe that that is truly how he feels.

However, he arguably proved during his time at Turf Moor that sticking by his philosophy is what allows him to help the rest of the side to the silverware they crave as his total commitment to the cause inspired those around him to aspire to play at a similar level.

And after using that attitude to lead the Clarets to the top flight, Warburton will be hoping that Barton manages to replicate that mentality at Ibrox as it will undoubtedly help the Gers on their quest to get back to the top of the Scottish game. 

Burnley's Joey Barton acknowledges the crowd after the final whistle

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