Championship winner Joey Barton is expected to come up against the Clarets at Ibrox tomorrow.
Barton made 38 appearances last season as Burnley won the title, winning a place in the PFA Championship team of the year and the official Burnley player of the year award.
But at the end of the season he was tempted by a two-year deal at Rangers, and boss Sean Dyche is philosophical about it all: “He made a decision, simple as that. “He spoke to me about it.
“It was a different life change and experience, in what probably are the last couple of years of his career.
“He loved it here and we totally enjoyed having him here.”
Barton became a huge crowd favourite during his brief stay at Turf Moor, and Dyche added: “He was well thought of.
“We loved what he did and he loved being here.
“It was just a connection that was made between us as staff and his fellow players, and the crowd.
“In a weird way, it’s just the way it was, him leaving for a new challenge, just one of those things.”