Joey Barton during his first stint at Burnley.
Joey Barton during his first stint at Burnley.

Burnley have re-signed Joey Barton for the remainder of the season.

This is despite the threat of a ban by the FA for alleged gambling.

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Barton led the Clarets to the premier league before leaving to join Rangers FC in the Scottish Premier League. He, however, played only seven games for the Scottish outfit after having his contarct terminated for a training ground fight.

In the same month, he was given a one-match ban for breaking Scottish FA rules on gambling and has since been charged with misconduct by the FA.

Barton is available for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Sunderland, registering in time to serve his ban on Monday.

He joined Rangers on a free transfer in the summer but only made seven appearances for the Ibrox club.

Last month, the FA claimed he broke rules by placing 1,260 bets on “football matches or competitions” between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.