Alan Pardew was asked right at the end of his press conference about Nile Ranger, and if he had anything to say about Nile Ranger coming back into the first team squad, after all the problems Nile has been in with the Northumbria police over the last 17 months or so.
Nile Ranger – bowing to Newcastle’s rules now
With Shola Ameobi and Adam Campbell both out at the moment with injuries, it has given a big chance to the 21 year-old London lad to show what he can do at Newcastle, and although he didn’t come on at Southampton on Sunday afternoon – he was on the bench at his former club, and is likely to again start on the bench tonight at Stoke City – and who knows he may even get on in the second half.
When asked about Nile it was good news from the Newcastle manager:
“In some ways fortune has favored him because of all the injuries that we’d had. Secondly, if I’m honest he’s starting to bow to our rules, and his timekeeping has improved – his attitude has improved.”
“This sometimes this happens in a player’s career, and hopefully, hopefully, it can stay like that – and he’s been no problem lately off the pitch., Let’s hope it stays like that.”
“Nile’s got potential, he’s always had potential but that’s all it is at the moment, only he can do fulfill that – I can’t do that – only he can do that.”
Just a thought – can you imagine what would it would be like if Nile Ranger comes on in the second half tonight and scores the winning goal – that would certainly assist him in turning his career around.
It would be simply great if that happens, and we still hope that Nile can continue to turn his career around at Newcastle and become a success.
Hope springs eternal.
Howay The Lads!!
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