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Barton set for domestic return

November 23, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton is set to make his maiden Ligue 1 appearance against Lille on Sunday, following the end of his 12-game ban.

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Barton, 30, arrived on loan from Queens Park Rangers in the summer carrying the suspension after clashing with Manchester City players on the final day of last season.

However, the former Newcastle man has made five appearances for the French club in the Europa League with the ban not extending ...

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