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Ex-Newcastle striker pleas to play for free at League One club

Ex-Newcastle striker Nile Ranger pleas to play for free at his former League One club Southend United in a tweet posted on social media.

The footballer last played an appearance for them in January 2018 after being released because of “recurring disciplinary issues”.

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✈️⚽️ #POWER50

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Ranger took to Twitter and wrote: “I would come and play for free to help the SHRIMPERS.. I owe it to the fans ⚽️?”

Blues chairman Ron Martin revealed Ranger also met with manager Sol Campbell during January, when he reported trained with Oxford United.

Martin said: “Nile stays in touch and had met Sol in January.

“He is therefore on Sol’s radar but for the moment that is as far as it has gone.”

Ranger ended up scoring a total of 10 goals in 49 games before having his contract terminated two years ago.

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@feeltheball ‼️

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HIS CAREER STATS:


Youth career
Crystal Palace
2007–2008 – Southampton
2008–2009 – Newcastle United

Senior career*
2009–2013 – Newcastle United – 51 games (2 goals)
2011 → Barnsley (loan) – 5 games (0 goals)
2012 → Sheffield Wednesday (loan) – 8 games (2 goals)
2013–2014 – Swindon Town – 23 games (8 goals)
2014–2016 – Blackpool – 14 games (2 goals)
2016–2018 – Southend United – 45 games (10 goals)

National team
2009–2010 – England U19 – 11 games (6 goals)

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