Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger could be offered the chance to rebuild his career at League Two side Notts County, according to BBC Sport.

Nile Ranger, 26, has a horrid disciplinary record throughout his career and was jailed in 2017 after admitting online banking fraud. Southend terminated his contract in January after more discipline issues.

Ranger scored 10 goals in 49 games during his spell with Blues during which he hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.

“Nile is a complex character,” said Nolan, who was a team-mate of Ranger when the pair were at Newcastle.

“He has had a lot of second, third and fourth chances. It’s a discussion we have had and will continue to have but we have to make sure the perception of our club is the right one.”

“He has been in the headlines for a lot of the wrong reason and a lot of them really bad.”

“If he does come here we will probably have to have a good sit down with Nile and his representatives.”

And while Magpies boss Nolan said that Ranger is a player he has discussed with his backroom staff, he says any move would have to have unanimous backing – from the boardroom to the dressing room.

Nolan said with Ranger’s ability he should be playing at a higher level than League Two.

“There is no doubting he has got talent,” he added. “But people can’t continue to give him chances.”

“As a lad he is a lovely kid, but when he walks out of the stadium it is out of your hands.”

Notts County played out a 0-0 draw with Newport County AFC at Rodney Parade this weekend.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Notts had to settle for a point which saw them end the day fifth in Sky Bet League Two.


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