Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has praised 18 year-old teenage striker Nile Ranger for the second-half display which turned the game for Newcastle against Plymouth Argyle.
Nile Ranger – great in last 30 minutes on Saturday
With the score at 1-1, just over half an hour left, and things not looking too good for the Magpies, Ranger was brought on.
And the youngster was involved in both goals, which ultimately gave Newcastle all 3 points after Plymouth had come right back into the game, after going 1-0 down after just 8 minutes.
And as we mentioned earlier this morning, Ranger is fast improving with every outing, and boss Hughton told nufcTV today:
“Nile is a young player but he is certainly able to influence a game.”
“The question is: is he better influencing a game by starting or by coming on?”
“They are the things that we are learning and he’s certainly getting better each game that he plays.
“It’s an exciting time for him but he needs to keep on improving game by game.
“But I thought he did very well on Saturday and played a part in getting us the win.”
We hope to see Nile start tomorrow night at Peterborough, but as our readers have pointed out in an earlier article, Zurab Khizanishvili cannot play, as he is already cup-tied with Blackburn Rovers.
Note – don’t forget to vote for Newcastle’s best player on Saturday on our home page, – we’ll announce the results later today.