Ranger stakes recall claim

28 October 2009 09:26
NEWCASTLE striker Nile Ranger pressed his claims for a first team start at Sheffield United on Monday by scoring in a 3-2 defeat to Celtic in a behind-closeddoors friendly yesterday.

Ryan Donaldson opened the scoring for the Magpies, but Celtic responded by scoring two goals in 15 minutes to turn the game on its head through Paul McGowan and Ryan Conroy.

Ranger brought things level with a calm finish after rounding keeper Daniele Giordano. However, Celtic snatched a winner through Japanese winger Mizuno.

Mizunos goal came after Ranger had departed on 68 minutes, with Chris Hughton keen to prevent him from playing the full 90 minutes in case he is preferred to Marlon Harewood at Bramall Lane Newcastle: Krul (Soderberg 54); Morris, Tozer, Grieve, Lough, LuaLua, Geremi (Inman 58), Donaldson, Danquah (Ferguson 61), Ranger (Adjei 65), Ngo Baheng.

Source: Northern_Echo