Joey Barton says he will sit down and talk to Rangers manager Mark Warburton when he returns to training at the club on Monday.

The veteran midfielder was involved in a training ground bust-up with team-mate Andy Halliday on Tuesday and was ordered by Warburton to stay away from the club until Monday, something which means he will miss the side's home league fixture against Ross County tomorrow.

Barton issued a statement on Thursday night about his behaviour, but followed up earlier today by phoning radio station Talksport.

Referring to the manager as 'Warbs', Barton said he will hold talks upon his return, while dubbing the way the Rangers boss handled the situation "strange".

Barton said: "The way it's been handled is strange.


"I'll sit down with Warbs on Monday – that was always the plan, once the lads win on Saturday because that is the most important thing. I'll be supporting my team-mates on Saturday, that is all that matters.

"I've got to re-evaluate stuff. Now that this has happened it changes the landscape slightly", the midfielder explained.

"It's disappointing, but I'm as committed to Glasgow Rangers as the day I signed. There's nothing at all that has altered me from that task.

"All I want is for Rangers to win and for us to be the best we can possibly be, on the training ground and at a match on a Saturday", he added.

Barton was vocal upon signing for Rangers about stamping his authority on the Scottish top flight, but the midfielder has been criticised for a series of lacklustre performances so far.

He also failed to have any effect on the Old Firm clash against Celtic last weekend, which ended in a 5-1 loss for the Gers at Parkhead.