Has Nile Ranger Found A Home With Owls
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Tuesday, 8th May 2012
He's a kid with talent ... but with an IQ of -5 ... and Nile Ranger has been nothing but trouble since he set foot on Tyneside.
He has been involved with guns, car incidents, fights, and I dare say he has made more court appearances than MATCH appearances this season.
Alan Pardew washed his hands of the striker, saying he has no future at St James' Park, and for a while it was difficult to get anyone to take him!
Blackpool offered, but the youngster turned them down.
And recently he found a foster-home at Hillsborough, where he suddenly started to show the sort of form he is capable of.
The forward, on loan from Newcastle United, opened his Owls account just over a month ago in a vital victory at Huddersfield Town.
And the 21-year-old signed off in style on Saturday at a jam-packed Hillsborough by rising highest to nod home Chris Lines free-kick to make it two nil to Dave Jones men and end the Chairboys stubborn resistance.
Ranger, partnered by Gary Madine up front, also had a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside in the first half and gave Wycombe’s defence a torrid time all afternoon.