Ranger Still Not Pulling His Weight

14 August 2011 12:32
Nile Ranger is in limbo at Newcastle, as he waits to move on. He has been told to find a new club this summer, and has already turned down a deal with Blackpool. Alan Pardew says he will not shut the door on anyone in his squad, but there seems little prospect of a return to first-team action for Ranger. Alan Pardew: “I said that I very rarely shut the door on anybody, but Nile needs to understand the responsibilities of being a professional footballer. “That’s all he needs to understand. It’s not just about what happens on the football field. “And he’s learning that lesson – sometimes you can fine a player and fine a player for being late and it just does not get through. “Unfortunately that’s where we are at the moment and when I see and learn from Willie and Peter that’s the line he’s on he’ll come back. “I have seen a little improvement but not enough yet. “He won’t be considered for the first team until he does more.”