Joey Barton sends photo to Rangers fans to mark the beginning of his Ibrox legacy

Burnley's Joey Barton

Joey Barton sent a message to Rangers fans earlier today.


The start of a new legacy... #Ready #RFC

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Rangers newboy Joey Barton has taken to Instagram to embrace 'the start of a new legacy', posting a photo of himself at the club's Murray Park training ground.

Barton, 33, helped Burnley win promotion to the Premier League last season, and whilst many expected him to renew his deal at Turf Moor, he actually made a surprise move.

Burnley's Joey Barton

The midfielder, who won one cap for England, penned a two-year contract with Rangers, becoming Mark Warburton's marquee summer signing as Rangers head back to the Scottish Premiership.

Barton's experience will be vital, and the former Manchester City and Newcastle will be the heartbeat of the Rangers side - but will have to get used to his new team-mates quickly, given that he's not on the club's tour of the United States.

Burnley's Joey Barton

Barton has been covering Euro 2016 as a pundit, meaning he hasn't been able to start pre-season training alongside the rest of the Rangers squad.

Today though, Barton took to Instagram to post a photo of himself outside Rangers' Murray Park training ground with the tag of 'the start of a new legacy'.

Burnley's Joey Barton

Rangers fans will be hoping that Barton can live up to his billing and become a hero at Ibrox, and playing a part in the rebirth of Rangers will certainly add something to Barton's career.

Barton's legacy so far has been one blotted by off-field controversies, and whilst he matured at Burnley, he has the chance to completely re-shape his reputation in Glasgow.

Beating Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title next season would be arguably the biggest achievement of Barton's career, hence his comments about the start of a new legacy - and with the Scottish League Cup clash with Motherwell coming just 12 days, that new legacy is close to beginning.

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