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Warburton: Barton is the type of player Rangers need

By May 18, 2016No Comments

Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is the type of player the club needs to strengthen for the step up to the Scottish Premiership.

Barton has been the subject of strong interest from the Light Blues and is currently mulling over a two-year contract offer from the Championship champions after talks stalled with Burnley.

Warburton is keen to add experience to his young squad and says Barton, who won Burnley’s Player of the Year award, would fit the bill.

“Joey is a very talented player,” Warburton told Sky Sports. “He’s a Burnley player still. He’s a very talented individual. He offers the experience and maturity that we need to add to the squad.

“They are Championship team of the year after a fantastic season for Joey, I’m sure he has a lot of options. All we can try and do is show him what Rangers represents, the opportunity we represent and just see where that goes.”

Rangers have already signed Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass for next season as well as Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter.

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