Ex-Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger responds to Sunday league story

Nile Ranger has responded to stories about him turning out for a Sunday league team.

The former Newcastle United striker – who last played professional football in 2018, and has pleaded for a “last chance” – is set to turn out for Barnet Sunday League side AC United.

League secretary John Eager told the BBC: “It's really exciting to be attracting these sort of guys that want to play in our league. I think we both know he's probably not going to turn up every week, but it just goes to show that Sunday league is going up a level. A lot more people are taking a lot more interest in it."

Ranger, troubled by disciplinary problems throughout his career, responded on Twitter.

"I have not signed for any Sunday league club,” the 29-year-old tweeted. “I was only going to play a few games for fitness, but I have not signed for any club.”

Nile Ranger while at Sheffield Wednesday.