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Joey Barton could be a success at Glasgow Rangers, claims Neil Warnock

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has already brought Joey Barton to Ibrox this summer.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

Neil Warnock has told BBC Sport that he believes Joey Barton will be a good addition to Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers side, as long as he keeps his discipline.

Barton is renowned for his fiery temperament, and Warnock has first hand experience of managing the 33-year-old.

Neil Warnock manager of Rotherham United celebrates at the end of the game

Warnock managed Barton during his time in charge at Queens Park Rangers, and he admits that the midfielder is not the easiest player to control.

However, the former Rotherham boss has backed Barton to be a success for Rangers - if he does curb his temper.

"I don't think even he knows if he will cope with it," Warnock said.

"But we saw a very mature Joey Barton last season. No-one expected him to go through a whole season without the red mist descending.

Burnley's Joey Barton

"If he can curb that red mist, it wouldn't surprise me to see him win the player of the season award.

"If Joey can curb that red mist, I think he will enjoy it in Scotland more than he has enjoyed his football for many years.”

Barton’s arrival at Rangers has created great excitement around Ibrox, as his signing shows Warburton’s side ambition.

Rangers are building a squad for their first season back in the Scottish Premiership.

Alongside Barton, Rangers have already added Matt Crooks, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass.

Warburton’s men are likely to make even further additions signings before the season starts, with the Glasgow club in talks with Steven Taylor today.

Newcastle's Steven Taylor

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