NO WAY BACK AT ‘POOL FOR NILE
BLACKPOOL manager Neil McDonald insists controversial striker Nile Ranger has no future at the club, despite a shock appearance at training this week.
Ranger, who moved to the Seasiders last year after having his Swindon contract cancelled by mutual consent because of a number of disciplinary issues, had his Blackpool deal extended this summer, but was then told he could leave the club in July.
The 24-year-old, who hasn’t appeared for the Seasiders since November 2014 and has reportedly not even been at the club since December, posted a video on social media on Tuesday which appeared to show him in a Blackpool training kit.
Yet McDonald says there has been no change on Ranger’s future.
“There is no U-turn. He has no future at the football club,” said McDonald.“His contractual obligations mean we have to try and get him fit when he turns up, if he turns up, whenever he turns up.
“So we’re available for him, but he won’t train anywhere near the first team.
“As I said two months ago, he has no future as long as I am the manager here.”
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NO FUTURE: Nile Ranger