Nile Ranger To Join Barnsley On Loan Today

Newcastle seem to have fixed up a loan deal for their 20 year-old striker Nile Ranger.

Nile Ranger – after his court appearance on Thursday

The news posted on the Newcastle web-site is once the paperwork is done and dusted, then Ranger will be on loan to the Championship club until 14th January.

There’s every chance that the deal can be put through quickly, and allow Nile to make his debut for Barnsley tomorrow , and if the switch is finalised in time he could make his debut at Oakwell on Saturday against Doncaster Rovers.

Alan Pardew had said he was keen to get the 20 year-old out on loan and away form Newcastle, so he could concentrate on first team games, and it looks like that’s been achieved.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“Nile needs to go out on loan and needs regular games to help his development as a footballer.:”

“He has real talent, the time is right for him to go out and play, and Barnsley have a very good player for a couple of months.”

Ranger has got himself into trouble a few times since the summer, and he appeared in court on three charges linked with drinking on Thursday,  and his next court appearance will be in January.

Alan is probably right that this is a good move to make for the England U19 International, and at least he’ll get some first team  games at Barnsley.

But Nile also needs to sort himself, and  very quickly, if he is to have any future at Newcastle United.

But it seems that manager Pardew hasn’t given up on him completely, and there was some news earlier today that Leon Best is to be his unofficial mentor.

Leon’s brief will be to keep the London lad out of trouble, and it seems similar to the role that former captain Kevin Nolan played with Andy Carroll, when the Gateshead lad got himself into some difficulties with the police, before he left for Liverpool last January.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Scottishtoon95

    Nov 18, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone know if the match tomoz will be on radio (bbc5live or something)?

    Anyone else seen this?
    quite cool. Could pardew have told FIFA tomorrows team?

  • nden85

    Nov 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    don’t come back, prick.

  • kevymartins

    Nov 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #3

    st.james park is my church newcastle is my religion bo ya

  • giimps

    Nov 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Nden85, that attitude is one of the reasons he is like he is, gonks lie you writing him off after the club has let him down as much as hes let himself down.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Great news hopefully the kid can finally learn what it takes to be a professional footballer and stop with all the wannabe gangster crap.

  • listie

    Nov 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone warned the Barnsley hood danger Ranger is coming to town!

  • Scottishtoon95

    Nov 18, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    That sounds like this years christmas single. 🙂

  • Nella

    Nov 19, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    @ Giimps: How the hell have the club let him down in anyway shape or form, by giving him a contract after being released by Southampton for mugging someone, or by then giving him a new 5 year deal on better terms and conditions, or by continuing to employ him after several more criminal charges are brought before him? I wonder if you’d feel the same way if it was one of your family members who were mugged by what would of been a very imposing and intimidating 6ft 2 bloke.

  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    The Barnsley Police force will be out in Force Then – Drunk and Disorderly in Barnsley Town centre Next !!!!! Pratt !!!!! At Least if they pay his wages we can off Load The Fool in January !!!!!


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