Nile Ranger is again coming through strongly for Newcastle this season, and Chris Hughton will need to decide how he can get the 19 year-old some games this season.
Nile Ranger – in great demand from other clubs
Nile appeared some 30 times in the Championship last season, and while still young and having a lot to learn, his talent was there for all to see. And at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup last month, the Londoner scored our first goal and looked dangerous, even though he was out of position on the right wing.
And apparently almost every club in the Championship enquired about the player’s availability in the summer to go out on loan, but so far Chris has decided to keep him at St. James’ Park.
Middlesbrough, Carlisle United and Huddersfield are three clubs said to be more than interested in taking the lad on loan this season.
This is what Chris told the Sunday Sun today about the talented 19 year-old 6’2″ striker:
“He’s still developing his game here. We like what we see, he’s excellent in training and at the moment we feel he’s in the best place for him,”
“He hasn’t got the minutes on the football pitch that he would like. But he’s still a very young one, which you can forget.” “He’s big and strong which makes many people forget that he’s still actually only 19. The best place for his development is here.”
Nile was born in Highgate, London and so far has 34 total appearances for the Newcastle club with 3 goasl, but we have to think the lads need to get some first team games this season – somewhere.
But with Carroll, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Best and Xisco also pushing for a striker position at Newcastle, it could be that Chris needs to send the youngster out on loan to get games, so he can acquire the experience and playing time he needs right now, in his football development.
He’s possibly a great future striker at Newcastle United, and after some run-ins with the law a few years ago, he seems to have really settled down well at Newcastle.