Rangers defender Clint Hill has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Joey Barton works very hard in training.
Former Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Barton has joined Rangers on a free transfer after leaving Premier League-bound Burnley at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Hill, who played with Barton at London club QPR, has spoken highly of the 33-year-old.
The 37-year-old defender, who has also joined Rangers on a free transfer this summer, has said that Barton works hard in training.
“When you sit down with him and you spend a lot of time with him, which I have been lucky enough to do, you can’t help but like him and admire him,” Hill told The Glasgow Evening Times about Barton.
“It is the work ethic he puts into his training and the games and the standards and demands he imposes on people.
“It is massive and that raises everyone’s standards. As soon as he steps through the door he will be doing that.”
Barton scored three goals and created 29 chances in 38 Championship appearances for Burnley last season.
The former Manchester City midfielder had a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 31%, and won 67 headers, 15 dribbles and 82 tackles.
Rangers will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.