Leeds have given 23 year old striker, Nile Ranger a chance to train with them and possibly a contract.
The striker’s contract was not renewed by his old club Swindon Town at the end of last season. The main reason of the club not renewing his contract, according to Sky Sports, was because of disciplinary and issues off the football field.
His career has been plagued with controversies. He has been charged with numerous offences and has been fined by the FA over homophobic comments made on social networking site, Twitter.
The latest being criminal damage in a block of Swindon flats in march of this year. That is one of the main reasons that Swindon didn’t renew his contract.
He signed his professional in 2009 with Newcastle, after impressing then manager Alan Shearer. He went on to play 58 games for Newcastle but only scored three times.
Then in the 2011/12 season he went on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley. Between the two clubs he played 13 games that season and scored twice. He left Newcastle by Mutual consent in 2013. He then signed for Swindon Town on a one year deal.
He played 22 games and scored eight times. However Swindon didn’t renew his contract. Ranger has played for England at under-19 level and scored six goals in 11 games.
If he gets a contract at Leeds or not is up to manager, David Hockaday. He will have to impress him enough to convince that he is good enough to take on. But will his bad behaviour affect this decision?