Ligue 1 - Barton returns to training after groin injury

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton has returned to training after suffering a groin injury.

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Ligue 1 - Barton returns to training after groin injury
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Englishman Barton, 30, recovered ahead of schedule from an adductor strain and completed a conditioning session on Wednesday.

Sunday’s Ligue 1 match at Nice may be too soon for the on-loan QPR midfielder, but he is expected to feature in the season run-in.

Third-placed Marseille are also without defender Kassim Abdallah (thigh), who should return within the next week.

Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has, however, returned to full training after a long-term knee problem and could be included in the squad for the trip to the Cote d’Azur.

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