Nile Ranger has significantly blotted his copy book since last summer.
Nile Ranger – will he stay at Newcastle?
Nile must still go on trial in late June to face assault charges, but he has been interviewed by the local press today and he is talking about still making an impact on Tyneside.
The first thing this lad must show, is that he can handle himself off the field, because when he joined in the summer of 2008 from Southampton, he had a murky past and had his run-in with the police during he early teenage years, and was basically kicked out by Southampton, if truth be told.
With his latest misdemeanors that may happen to him at Newcastle, and there;’s a very good chance Newcastle will try to unload the 20 year-old over the summer.
Newcastle strikers Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands and Sammy Ameobi are all out injured at the moment, and it seems the Londoner is keen to make an impact:
“I just need to keep my head down and work hard – simple. I’m like a forgotten man.” “It would be some story if I did come back and get in the team because I’ve been getting into a bit of bother now and again.”
“People think ‘This guy just gets in trouble week-in, week-out’ but it would be good to get goals and show people a different side.” “My outlook is whatever doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger – that’s definite.”
“Hopefully I can get involved here. Peter Lovenkrands is out with a bad one and Besty has done his knee, so it only leaves Demba, Cisse, Shola and Ben Arfa really.”
“My focus is to still break into the team – it always has been – but if I don’t get games I will have to keep going out on loan.” “Hopefully I don’t have to and I can stay here.”
“The key for me is to make the headlines for the right reasons. People know me for the wrong thing. I just want to play football and keep my nose clean.” “My challenge is to show people my talent.”
“That’s what I wanted to do as a youngster, just go out and show everybody what I’m about. I still want to play for Newcastle – of course I do, it’s a massive club.”
Those are good words from Nile, but we’ve also heard them before and we don’t know what Alan Pardew’s views are on the youngster, and those views will be important.
The Newcastle manager has shown he will not put up with any nonsense from his players, so Alan may have already have decided to unload Ranger this summer.
We don’t know what will happen, but it would not surprise us one little bit, if Newcastle move him out.
Let us know what you would do.