Nile Ranger Wanted By Middlesbrough In Loan Deal


News in the Sunday Sun this morning that Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan would like to take Newcastle striker Nile Ranger on loan in January.

Nile Ranger – after scoring at Stamford Bridge last month

Middlesbrough have not made a good start to the season, and are in 18th position in the Championship after 10 games, with just 11 points.

And they are finding it really difficult to score goals, and Strachan believes that Nile Ranger’s pace, and he has plenty of that particular commodity, could be what’s needed on Teesside.

Scott McDonald has not scored one league goal since the start of the season, while Kris Boyd – signed as a free agent in the summer from Glasgow Rangers,  has scored just twice for the club.

Kris is finding things a lot more difficult in England’s second division, than he did while playing up north, when he scored 128 goals for Rangers in 192 appearances from 2005 until last summer.

Chris Hughton will use Nile in the Carling Cup, and if Newcastle are still in that competition come January he may elect to keep Nile at the club, but it all depends on his form and if  the London lad is getting sufficient playing time at the Tyneside club.

It would seem to be a good deal for both clubs if Nile went to Middlesbrough for the rest of the season in January, since he could certainly do very well for the Teesside club.

Nile has so far appeared 32 times for Newcastle with 3 goals.

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Oct 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    lucky we dont buy kris boyd

    Say YES CH only if they promise to play ranger every single game

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  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #2

    I hate to say I told you so but………………….

    Nahhh I love it really,

    When it was being touted on this blog that NUFC was looking at that lazy fat lump called boyd and posters on here were just about creaming their pants going on about his scoring record and how good he would be and wished they could get him, I kept posting NO,,, I said he would bomb and up till now he has proved me to be correct and he is only in the championship and is STILL unable to score.

    So for all of you who raved about this Scottish goal machine,, get real

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  • thepict

    Oct 10, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Cupidstunt – spot on.

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  • gorskino10

    Oct 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Also i would add keep Ranger he is more capable of playing well WEEK IN WEEK OUT and always plays well in every game ive seen him in, even his brief 1st teamer spell he was amazing, keeep him and oust Ameobi

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  • BASSKING-FUSE

    Oct 10, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #5

    IMO Nile Ranger has the potential to be better than Carrol in the long run, so this move would do good for him, as long as he wasn’t a bench player.
    Gorskin010 I also believe he plays well week in week out and yes hes better than Shola, so i agree with loaning out Ameobi and keeping this pace merchant on the bench.

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