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Ranger nearly loaned out this season – future unknown

February 19th, 2011 | 24 Comments |

Newcastle nearly loaned out Nile Ranger
Future in the balance?
Newcastle striker Nile Ranger might have been loaned out if not for the Carroll departure and the Ameobi injury.

Whilst Chris Hughton thought Nile Ranger would progress better at Newcastle, Alan Pardew originally had different ideas and was prepared to loan Ranger out until Carroll’s departure to Liverpool and Ameobi’s face ache made him reconsider.

Pardew said the following about the possible loaning out of Ranger:

I’d have considered it if Shola was fit and we had Andy Carroll, or a replacement for him, in the building.

Nile’s very important for us between now and the end of the season and in this period we’ll know what we’re going to do with him next season. He could be forcing to get in and around the team for us, he has the potential to do that.

Pardew then goes on to compare Nile Ranger to Michael Owen, although by that he presumably doesn’t mean he gets paid £100,000 a week to sit in the treatment room and then bugger off if we get relegated. (more…)