Crocked Ranger Battles On

24 December 2011 10:44
Nile Ranger will not feature in Barnsley's Boxing Day's home clash with Blackpool.

The Toon striker is on loan at Oakwell, as he tries to get away from his woes on Tyneside.

Facing several court appearances, and being banned from Newcastle city centre, the struggling star has taken to like in Yorkshire . well, at least he hasn't been arrested yet!

Ranger has made a "so-so" start at Barnsley, but he has not recovered from the ankle injury that saw him limp off late at West Ham last Saturday.