It looks like Nile Ranger scored three great goals for the Newcastle Reserves yesterday, in their 5-1 win over Wigan at the Benton Training Ground.
Nile Ranger – Beardsley thinks he has massive potential
And it must be Nile Ranger Appreciation Day, because here’s another article today, about the 19 year-old striker.
Nile was signed in the summer of 2008 from Southampton, and Peter Beardsley has lavished some praise on today.
Peter has made some very interesting comments about Nile, after his excellent display yesterday.
We know Alan Pardew has some doubts about the 19 year-old, and we talked about some of that this morning.
But he still has plenty of time to listen well to the Newcastle coaches and Ranger can certainly become a star of the future.
Peter Beardsley, who knows a thing or two about scoring goals, since he scored 237 goals in 755 first class appearances in his career, has no doubt the London lad has huge potential.
Beardsley told the official web-site:
“That’s what the boy is about – we know he can score goals,” “Sometimes he needs to work harder, but when you’re a goalscorer that’s what you are known for.”
“And when all our punters look at the stats, they will see he scored three goals and will be delighted.”
“His second one in particular was outstanding. The first was great skill to do what he did, but for me the second was outstanding.”
“If I’m being really honest it probably surprised me. When he ran away from their player that was never in doubt.”
“But the way he dummied, stepped inside the player and bent it in the far post was great skill.”
“We obviously know he’s going to be good, but he’s still a kid,” “In real terms and in terms of football he is still a kid. He hasn’t played more than 100 games yet.”
“We hope he can go a long way, but he knows it’s a long road.” “Through no fault of his own he’s almost moved down the pecking order a bit.”
“Besty’s scored a hat-trick, then you’ve got Peter Lovenkrands, Shola and hopefully Andy isn’t too far away from being fit.”
“However, if he is prepared to listen and learn then he has a very bright future.”
If Newcastle fans had any doubt that Nile is a potential big star of the future, those words from Peter should alleviate any of the doubts.
But we know Nile has to apply himself, and work hard in training every single day, to do just that.