Friday 23 August 2019

Barton back at Burnley

Joey Barton Picture: PA
Joey Barton Picture: PA

Joey Barton has agreed to rejoin Burnley until the end of the season on a free transfer.

Barton has been working at the club's training ground since his release from an ill-fated spell at Rangers in November.

The 34-year-old spent last season at Turf Moor, playing a starring role in the Clarets' promotion as Championship winners, but turned down a new contract offer in the summer and instead signed for Rangers.

Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester's next three games after his appeal against the red card he was shown against Stoke last Saturday was rejected yesterday by an independent regulatory commission.

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