Warburton expects Joey Barton debut on Tuesday

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion

Mark Warburton has signed eight players for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers this summer.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

Speaking to Rangers' official YouTube page, manager Mark Warburton has revealed that he expects summer signing Joey Barton to make his debut in Tuesday's League Cup encounter with Annan.

Warburton's side kicked off the 2016-17 campaign with a 2-0 win away to Motherwell on Saturday as a number of the Gers' eight summer signings made their competitive debuts.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

The 33-year-old, who joined on a Bosman after helping Burnley to Premier League promotion last season, only joined up with his new Rangers team-mates for training last week, having missed the 10-day trip to South Carolina earlier in July.

However, Warburton expects the former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder to play a role in next week's visit of Annan in a revelation which is sure to please fans.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

"We'll make six or seven changes on Tuesday," he told Rangers' official YouTube channel. "Joey will figure in some capacity I hope, if all goes well training-wise."

Barton is arguably the biggest of Rangers' eight summer signings as far as profile in English football goes. They also brought in Niko Kranjcar - who has over 80 caps for Croatia - but Barton is the household name which could be key to their aspirations this season.

Burnley's Joey Barton

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