Both Peter Beardsley and Nile Ranger were interviewed on Newcastle United TV, following the amazing 3-2 win by Newcastle Reserves at Blackpool yesterday.
Peter Beardsley – Nile needs to be less lazy at times
Nile scored two good goals in the last 20 minutes to see Newcastle come from 2-0 down after 61 minutes to win the game, but the London lad thinks he could have scored 8 goals. Amble-born striker Phil Airey got the other goal.
Yes 8 goals, and as he said it was just one of those games, but he hopes the two he did get, and took very well by the way, will show Chris Hughton he deserves a place in the first team squad for Saturday’s important game against Wigan Athletic.
It seems obvious that Nile is starting to show through big time at Newcastle again, and it was probably the right decision to keep him at the club, at least so far this season. The big lad has tremendous potential for all to see.
Peter Beardsley thought Nile could have sored 6 goals yesterday, and said one thing Nile has to work on is that he can sometimes be too lazy and disappear from the game. Peter said that Nile needs to play for Newcastle like Newcastle want him to play every game, and not particularly what Nile wants.
New boy Peter Richardson, a red-head made both of Nile’s goals yesterday, after coming on as a sub, and he has just joined the Newcastle club apparently, but there’s no mention of the lad yet, on the official web-site.
These are good lessons these young lads need to learn, and Peter didn’t say Nile was lazy in any vindictive manner, and it was interesting that Nile was well aware in the interview after the game, that Peter wants him to be less lazy during games.
And Nile would do well to take in what Peter is saying to him, because Peter has done it all in the game, and he’s a very straight talking person. There’s nothing wrong with that, when you are coming from the position Peter Beardsley is, and trying to get these youngsters to keep improving their games at Newcastle, and Nile seemed to full understand that.