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Blackpool boss Lee Clark blasts former Newcastle United striker

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Blackpool manager Lee Clark has blasted striker Nile Ranger after going AWOL from the club last year.

Ranger went AWOL at Blackpool

Ranger went AWOL at Blackpool

Ranger went missing late last year and recently did an interview where he said that Blackpool ‘took the mick out of him‘ and explained that he was on a pay as you play contract.

As Ranger’s appearances for the Tangerines went down, so did his pay and the 24-year-old claimed he was on less then minimum wage.

Lee Clarke told the Blackpool Gazette: “Mr Ranger knew the contract he was signing and all this nonsense is totally unprofessional. They are people I don’t want in and around my club at all.

“I’m not the first and I won’t be the last to be let down by Nile.

“The issue seems to be to point the finger elsewhere. Everybody from Southampton, to Newcastle, to Swindon and now Blackpool are all wrong and Nile is right.

“There’s a talented boy there but it’s not just about being a footballer – it’s about being a supreme athlete and being the best you can be.

“It’s just rubbish, isn’t it? I’m sick of talking about it.”

Ranger was one of Blackpool’s last ditch signings by former boss Jose Riga in the week before the season’s start.

He has previously had contracts cancelled at Newcastle United and Swindon Town, and it looks like the striker will let his contract expire this summer.

Blackpool have been relegated from the Sky Bet Championship ahead of the final day after what has been an abysmal season for Lee Clark’s men.

The Tangerines are currently bottom of the league, without a win in ten and have amassed 25 points this season, 14 points off of 23rd placed Wigan Athletic.

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