Under-fire Rangers midfielder Joey Barton didn't look too thrilled at the prospect of signing hundreds of books ahead of Thursday's launch of his autobiography, 'No Nonsense'.

Barton, who is currently suspended for three weeks by the Ibrox club after an altercation with team-mate Andy Halliday following the team's 5-1 mauling by arch rivals Celtic, has spent four years getting the book completed.

And, judging from his expression, it could take almost as long to get a mammoth batch of copies signed after the midfielder shared a picture of his daunting task, accompanied by the caption: "That face when you have to sign all the copies in front of you!".

That face when you have to sign all the copies in front of you! #NoNonsense

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Two hours later he posted another image with the final book left to sign.

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And then there was one... #NoNonsense

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Barton originally commissioned Mathew Syed to ghost write his book in 2012 but felt the Times sportswriter was introducing too much of his own viewpoint. The 34-year-old then rejected Jeff Hudson's manuscript because it read more like a novel, before finally settling on Michael Calvin to pen his memoirs.

As well as this week's book launch, Barton, who has also claimed that Celtic tried to hijack his Rangers move, is being investigated over a gambling probe after it was alleged he bet on Celtic to lose heavily in last week's Champions League clash with Barcelona.