Newcastle striker Ranger joins Barnsley

ON THE MOVE: Nile Ranger
ON THE MOVE: Nile Ranger

NEWCASTLE United’s Nile Ranger has been given a chance to rebuild his career on loan at Barnsley.

The out-of-favour striker has joined the Championship club until January 14.

United manager Alan Pardew said: “Nile needs to go out on loan, and needs regular games, to help his development as a footballer.

“He has real talent. The time is right for him to go out and play and Barnsley have a very good player for a couple of months.”

Ranger - whose off-the-field discipline has been a concern to Pardew - is yet to make a first-team appearance for Newcastle this season.

The 20-year-old yesterday denied a number of assault charges at Newcastle magistrates.

As part of his bail conditions, he was banned from the city centre at night.

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