Nile Ranger could become a very important player for Newcastle in the last eight games of the season.
Nile Ranger – can he score that first PL goal tomorrow?
Nile of course has been criticized by manager Alan Pardew, and it seems he still has some ways to go to become a good professional, and that’s just exactly what the 19 year-old needs to do.
And the news today is that Alan Pardew seems to have convinced the youngster to become more serious in both his time-keeping and his attitude towards training, and that’s just great to hear.
Nile Ranger has already made 22 appearances for Newcastle this season with one goal against Chelsea in the Caring Cup, and has 52 total appearances for the Magpies, mostly as substitute of courser.
That’s not too bad for a 19 year-old who is arguably better than Andy Carroll was at the same age.
Nile has 3 goals for Newcastle and has still to score his first PL goal, and he needs to get that first one, so he can then go on from there.
The 18 year-old talked to the local Newcastle press yesterday:
“I’m 19, and it would be good to score by the time I’m 20.:
“I won’t be a youngster anymore soon, I’ll be a grown man!”“I feel I’ve done all right. I’ve had chances against big teams, and I’ve done well, but I haven’t scored.”
“You’ve got to keep looking forward to the next chance.”
“If Bestie isn’t fit, hopefully I’ll be in the gaffer’s plans.”
Nile will be 20 on April 11th, so that means he needs to score tomorrow, to have a PL goal before he’s 20.
But if he doesn’t do that and gets his first goal at Aston Villa a week tomorrow, we’ll be happy enough with that.
Let’s hope that Nile can not only have a good run-out tomorrow, but can get that very first goal in the PL, in what is shaping up to be a crucial game for the Tyneside club this season.
And with a masked man in Shola Ameobi, and a Lone (Nile) Ranger playing tomorrow up front, you wonder if these two lads can raid the Wolves defense tomorrow, with some success.
We certainly hope so, in what will be a tense game for Newcastle fans tomorrow.