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Barton given one-match ban for breaching betting rules

Joey Barton is now without a club. Photo: PA

Joey Barton has received a one-match ban for betting on games while a Rangers player, the Scottish Football Association have confirmed.

The midfielder has since left the club following a disagreement with team-mates and the manager.

Ex-England international Barton admitted placing 44 separate bets on games between 1 July and 15 September.

His suspension will be carried over if and when he signs for a new club in January.

Barton is looking for a new club. Credit: PA

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has offered Barton the opportunity to train at Turf Moor but ruled out the prospect of a permanent deal.

Barton impressed for the Clarets during last season's successful Championship campaign before moving on to his ill-fated stay at Ibrox.

Dyche said: "There are lots of players in my past that I've helped out and, if he felt he needed a base to get fit, I'd listen.

"If Joey requires our support here then he'd get that. If he doesn't, he'll move forward to wherever he needs to move forward to.

"Beyond that, that would be it. The rest of it is something for the future, not for now."