Hill outlines Rangers teammate Joey Barton’s attitude in training

Joey Barton celebrates with Clint Hill after scoring the fourth goal for QPR

Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers have signed Clint Hill and Joey Barton in the summer transfer window.

Burnley's Joey Barton

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.

The Englishman is a high-profile signing for the Gers, who will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season after winning the Scottish Championship with ease during the 2015-16 campaign.

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.

QPR's Clint Hill

“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.”

QPR's Clint Hill

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.

Burnley's Joey Barton

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