Rangers extend Joey Barton's ban by one week

The former Burnley, QPR and Newcastle midfielder was banished from the Ranger's training ground after an incident with a teammate

Joey Barton

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Rangers FC today confirmed that midfielder Joey Barton has had his ban extended by one week.

In a statement released today on the club's official website, Rangers have told Barton not to return to Ibrox for another week.

The statement read: "Joey Barton has been informed that his suspension by the Club has been extended by one week.

"This is part of a formal disciplinary procedure and Joey has been instructed not to return to Ibrox or Auchenhowie until further notice.

"Neither party (the Club and player) will make any further statement or comment."

The 34-year-old was due to return to the club on Monday from a month-long absence following a dressing-room fall-out with a teammate.