Blackpool manager Lee Clark has given Nile Ranger the perfect response after the waste of space blamed him and the club for the fact he’d gone missing for five months.
Ranger justified not turning up for training since November by saying he was ‘struggling to fill his fridge’ on the basic pay deal he had signed with Blackpool.
However, Lee Clark gave the former Newcastle striker both barrels when speaking to the Blackpool Gazette:
“Mr Ranger knew the contract he was signing and all this nonsense is totally unprofessional….people I don’t want in and around my club at all.”
“I am not the first and I won’t be the last to be let down by Nile. It’s just rubbish, isn’t it? I’m sick of talking about it.”
It’s never his fault:
“Everyone from Southampton, Newcastle, Swindon and now Blackpool are all wrong and Nile is right.
“There is a talented boy there but it is not just about being a footballer, it is about being a supreme athlete and being the best you can be.”
As Clark says, it is always somebody else’s fault as to why Nile Ranger isn’t a superstar at his latest club that are daft enough to take him.
Blackpool might have been relegated but at least they won’t have to have this particular liability to deal with next season.
I suppose the big criticism of both Clarkie and his club would be, why on earth did they think it was a good idea to give Nile ‘I can’t fill my fridge’ Ranger (read what he had to say HERE) a chance at Blackpool?
It will be interesting to see who, if any, is daft enough this time to give Nile Ranger chance No.792 of his career.