RANGER: IT’S WAIT AND SEE BY CLUB
STRIKER Nile Ranger is facing fresh issues at Southend United following a “breach of discipline” which came to the club’s attention this week.
The 25-year-old is facing a suspension, with Southend set to review their position and consider all the options available to them – but no further information is expected until next week.
Chairman Ron Martin said: “This appears to be the first misdemeanour since Nile came to the football club in July 2016, with other incidents being in the past.
“Since July, Nile’s behaviour has been good. However, we will not allow any matter to bring the club into disrepute. That said, we will take a balanced view and come to a decision once all of the information is understood.
“I have supported Nile, along with (manager) Phil (Brown) and the other players and we would all like to see him succeed on and off the pitch, both as player and person.”
The striker had scored three goals and made one assist in his 14 League appearances for Southend ahead of the weekend.
On Wednesday, Ranger pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring money in February 2015. A woman lost more than £2,000 in the incident.
PROBLEMS: Nile Ranger