Teenage striker Nile Ranger has admitted today that he loves playing for Newcastle United.
Nile Ranger – tremendously impressive in first season at Newcastle
The 17 year-old, who we got from Southampton last summer, also admits he gets a buzz every time he is involved with the Newcastle United senior squad.
Nile has made a huge impression during his first season on Tyneside and has already fired 14 goals for the Under 18 side and 6 goals for the Reserve side so far this season. And that eye-catching impact has seen the Londoner rewarded with three appearances on the first-team bench, and the Londoner seems to like that experience.
Nile told nufcTV today:
“It’s amazing to be with the first-team in training or when I’m on the bench and I get a real buzz from it,”
“I’m loving playing for Newcastle and it’s gone really well so far.” “I’ve scored lots of goals and settled straight in and I hope that continues.”
“If it does then I’d love to get another chance to be on the bench this season.”
Ranger was speaking to the club’s official TV station after Monday night’s 1-0 Reserve team win at Blackburn Rovers, which takes the side to 3rd top of their league.
And last night another one of our top youngsters, 16 year old Slovenian midfielder Haris Vukcic, who was making his debut for the Reserves as a substitute after 67 minutes, scored the winning goal just 15 minutes from the end of that game.
A goal that new Reserve Team coach Colin Calderwood today described as follows today:
“The goal was the only real moment of class on the night and it was a finish which was worthy of winning a match.”
“It was a super goal and a very cultured finish.”
Of course Haris has some way to go to catch Nile’s 20 goals for the club so far this season.
And Nile added:
“We were all made up for Haris and it was an excellent goal.”
“There weren’t many chances for either side during the game but he produced the one real moment of quality.”
“He’s just a new signing but already he’s settled in and looks a top player.”
There’s no doubt the club in the last 12 months have already signed some quality youngsters at the club, and it will be good to watch their progress in the coming seasons. We expect at least two or three to be pushing through for the first team in the next couple of seasons.