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Ranger Comes In From The Cold
Published : 06 Dec 2012 11:27:54
Alan Pardew has confirmed that Nile Ranger will start in Bordeaux in Newcastle's Europa League outing on Thursday.
Alan Pardew: "Nile will start. I think he's probably the story of the last two or three months in terms of a positive.
"He's been out of the papers, he's been on time for the last eight to 10 weeks and he's put in application on the training ground.
"I've never said to anyone 'It's all over, you're not getting a chance'. If you stick to the rules and put the ethic in, I'll give you a chance.
"And that's all it is for him at the moment, a chance, and we hope he takes it.
"We know he's got talent. Hopefully he puts it in on the pitch.
"Obviously, we have got to protect ourselves for Monday night, which is an important game for us, but this has its own importance.
"We have got a very young side which is going to start, so we just hope we have got enough in that team to keep us in the game and then - obviously, the draw is no good for us - look to win it towards the end."
Source: Newcastle United Mad