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Barton's ban intact despite Ibrox hearing

By Graham Luney

Joey Barton remains out in the cold at Rangers following a formal disciplinary hearing at Ibrox. The former QPR and Burnley player remains suspended and his playing days at Rangers appear to be over.

Barton has not played for the Gers since they were beaten 5-1 by Celtic in the Scottish Premiership in September.

In the week following that match, the 34-year-old was involved in an altercation with fellow midfielder Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton.

Barton and his representative spent almost two hours in talks with the Ladbrokes Premiership club but there was no change to his situation. The meeting was understood to be the first stage in a formal disciplinary process.

Barton was also given extra time to consider his response to an SFA charge after being accused of placing 44 bets on games in July and September.

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