Joey Barton is set to return to Rangers after the club announced the conclusion of the midfielder's disciplinary procedure.
The 34-year-old was banished from the club after a training-ground bust-up with boss Mark Warburton in the wake of September's 5-1 Old Firm drubbing by Celtic.
But it appears the end of his suspension is only aimed at allowing him to work on his fitness ahead of an expected January departure.
Rangers said in a statement: "Joey Barton has been told he will return to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure.
"The Auchenhowie management team will inform the player of appropriate training arrangements to which he must adhere for as long as he remains a Rangers player. Neither the club nor the player will comment further."