Former QPR man Joey Barton is set to feature in the opening weekend of the Premier League season; however he won't be out on the pitch.

The controversial midfielder has agreed a deal to join TalkSPORT, and will join their flagship Saturday afternoon show, 'Matchday Live'.

He'll start the role as co-commentator of Watford vs Liverpool and every week thereafter, as well as featuring on Monday night's Kick-Off" show.

Barton is currently serving a suspension from football for a series of gambling offences, but the radio station have acted quickly to secure the opinionated Liverpudlian for the upcoming season.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Barton said: "I’m really looking forward to the new football season. Having listened to talkSPORT for many years, and given that I can’t be on the pitch, being part of the biggest sports radio station every week is certainly the next best thing. Tune in for honest, no-nonsense punditry on Monday nights and Saturday afternoons."

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One thing is for certain, Barton is not the sort of pundit to hold his tongue so if he's not impressed, you're more than likely to hear about it!