Glasgow Rangers have acquired Joey Barton on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old midfielder joins as a free agent on 1 July after turning down the offer of new terms at Burnley FC.
He was the Turf Moor club's player of the year as they won the Championship title to return to top flight club football in England.
Barton told Rangers website "When I first found out there was an opportunity to come here, that got the blood pumping.
Rangers manager, Mark Warburton has stated that his side does not fear Celtic for the Scottish Cup semi-final game.
The manager believes that this is one of the greatest derbies in the world and that the players are motivated to give their best performance.
Warburton has full confidence that his players will be able to handle the pressure that comes with these kinds of games and expects his players to be ready for it. The Rangers manager told the media that they have well prepared for the match and that each player knows which part he has to play on the pitch.
Rangers will be facing Queen of the South in Ibrox for their next game in the Scottish Championship. Rangers is currently 1st in the table with 72 points and will be pushing for promotion next season. Queen of the South lies 6th in the table, 35 points behind the leader.
Rangers manager, Mark Warburton do not have any new injury worries for this game and will hope that they will return to winning ways after their defeat at Falkirk. The match ended 3-2 despite the fact that the Light Blues took a 2-0 lead early on.
The Scottish Championship league has 2 months left before this current season ends and even though the winners of this campaign still hasn’t been announced as there is time left for any club to emerge and make a charge for the top spot but nonetheless, the favorites of clinching it are Rangers.
Mark Warbuton has not hesitated in making his voice be heard after he saw his star player Martyn Waghorn picking up an injury that might leave him out of action for the remainder of the season.
Rangers appear to be heading for a comfortable success in the Scottish second division, but that did not stop the club from strengthening the team in January.
Manager Mark Warburton made some crucial signings over the last few days, but he has already given them a warning. The manager says that the new signings cannot expect to walk straight into the first-team. Instead, he will give every player in the squad of rare opportunity to prove themselves. Rangers are top of the Scottish second division but their lead has been cut in recent weeks.
Manchester City resume the Champions League dream with a game against Sevilla.
The game against the Spanish club could be very important for City, as another poor result will leave them fighting for qualification to the knockout stages. City have never been lucky as far as the group stage draw is concerned and it has been the case for the 2015-16 season as well. They have been paired up against Italian champions Juventus and Sevilla, who won the Europa League last season. Borussia Monchengladbach were seen as the only weak link in the group.
Mark Warbuton is the current manager of Rangers as he was selected as the coach of the Scottish outfit back in June but despite having a low period of time in charge of Rangers, he has had a very busy time as Warbuton has signed 7 players during this summer transfer window and the 52 year old manager still has plans of adding a few more players to his team.
Real Madrid has recently signed KikoCasillas for a transfer fee of €6 million and this goal-keeper was expected to be the man who was going to replace IkerCasillas who was sold to Porto.
However, if rumors are to be believed then David de Gea could be on the verge of making a move to Real Madrid as reports are claiming that Louis van Gaal has told the board of directors of Manchester United to sell David de Gea as he wants the Spanish goal-keeper out of Old Trafford.
Rangers endured a huge disappointment after failing to get back into the Premier League due to a loss against Motherwell in the play-offs.
Getting back into the top flight through the play-offs was always going to be a gamble for one of the biggest clubs in Scotland. They have managed consecutive promotions up until now, but that run has now been brought to a halt after a 6-1 aggregate loss against Motherwell. Poor form in the second half of the campaign forced the club to act and part company with manager Ally McCoist. Stuart McCall was appointed as his interim replacement.