JOEY BARTON has been suspended by Rangers for three weeks for his involvement in a training ground altercation. 

The midfielder sat out Saturday's draw with Ross County following a bust-up with teammate Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton last week.

He told reporters earlier today that he 'thinks' he's still a Gers player after a meeting with the club hierarchy, and the Ibrox club have now announced he has been slapped with a three week suspension.

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A club statement read: "Joey Barton has today been suspended by the club and will not return to Ibrox or Auchenhowie for a period of three weeks.

"The manager, Mark Warburton, and club believe that time and space is required for both the club and the player to assess all that has happened.

"Neither party will make any further statement or comment on this issue."