Sam Vokes has expressed surprise that Joey Barton gave up another shot at the Premier League to join Rangers.
Barton helped Burnley to the Sky Bet Championship title this season and an instant return to the top flight.
But he turned down a lucrative 12-month deal to stay at Turf Moor, and has instead headed to Scotland to join Rangers on a two-year contract.
"I'm gutted that Joey has gone,'' said Vokes, who scored 15 league goals for the Clarets this season.
"I was a bit surprised too because he...
Joey Barton will join Rangers on a two-year contract when his Burnley deal expires this summer.
Barton, 33, joined Burnley on a one-year deal last summer and helped the club to return to the Premier League after winning the Championship, but he has opted to move on to Rangers after they secured promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he is still waiting for Joey Barton to make up his mind on a move to Ibrox.
Barton, 33, was pictured being shown round the Glasgow giants' stadium and Murray Park training base last Saturday.
The free agent was named Burnley's player of the year and has been offered a 12-month contract extension by the English Championship winners but is also mulling over Warburton's proposal of a longer-term deal with Rangers.
Asked if he was still waiting for a response, the Gers...
Championship winners Burnley were finally presented with their trophy on Monday, but neither Joey Barton nor James Tarkowski were awarded their medals due to an "administrative error."
The Clarets had been forced to wait to get their hands on the silverware despite winning the division at Charlton on Saturday following the Football League's controversial decision not to allow teams to lift the cup at opposition's grounds.
Having used an inflatable version at The Valley, Sean Dyche's squad were able...