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Joey Barton to miss Rangers trip

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

The Ibrox outfit have not included Joey Barton in their trip to USA.

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

Joey Barton will miss Rangers pre-season trip of the United States, according to The Sun.

The 33-year-old midfielder joined the Gers on a Bosman in May after helping Burnley win Premier League promotion last season.

But it seems like the former Newcastle United man will have to wait a little longer to make his first appearance for the club.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

The Sun have reported that Rangers - who leave for South Carolina on June 26 and return on July 8 - have given Barton an extended break following his exertions in the Championship with the Clarets last term.

That being said, the report goes on to suggest that he would not have been guaranteed entry to the USA as a result of his criminal record, having been turned away during a trip with Newcastle during his time on Tyneside.

Burnley's Joey Barton

Will he be sharp and fit enough to feature in Rangers' first Premiership game back following a four-year absence? He and every fan out there will hope so.

Barton has a big season ahead. He has been hugely vocal over certains subjects in recent days and the Englishman must now talk the talk following his verbal sparring.

QPR's Joey Barton (R) and Sandro in action with Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi

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