Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are hoping to finish second in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side will face their bitter rivals for a place in the Scottish League Cup final.
Barton has not played for Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side since September.
Ian Ferguson scored the winning goal in a Scottish Cup final at the age of 20, but his best years came at Ibrox as Rangers dominated Scottish football.
Ian Ferguson would not be surprised if Rangers did not offer new deals to their out-of-contract players.