Oxford United boss Karl Robinson has confirmed that he has taken ex-NUFC striker Nile Ranger on trial at the club – allowing the 27-year-old free agent to train with his team as he gives him ‘2-3 weeks to prove himself’.
The former NUFC youngster was sacked by Southend earlier in the year for ‘reoccurring disciplinary issues’ and has been yet to find a club ever since – however Oxford look set to give him a chance to prove himself once again.
Given he’s had his contract terminated by his last FIVE clubs, I really can’t understand how he’s being given another chance.
Oxford United boss Karl Robinson confirms former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger is training with #oufc. The 27 year old is free agent. Robinson: "I believe in giving people a chance. He has 2-3 weeks prove himself, but we're a million miles away from something being done." pic.twitter.com/HThke4elZx
— BBC Oxford Sport (@bbcoxfordsport) October 27, 2018
Ranger was released from Pentonville Prison in August for bank fraud last summer and it looked for a second that he might be getting his career back on track with Southend last season – only for him to be sacked later in the season due to poor time keeping.
Oxford may be struggling in the relegation zone of League One, but if Karl Robinson thinks Nile Ranger is the answer he’s got another thing coming.