Last month, Nile Ranger was charged with fraud and money laundering.

That news breaking not long after the former Newcastle player had been handed an extended contract by Southend United, stretching all the way to summer 2020.

On Wednesday (today), Ranger pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud but denied money laundering, when appearing at Wood Green Crown Court.

Nile Ranger having admitted  obtaining the bank details of a vulnerable woman and fraudulently transferring £2,090 from her bank account.

The cash was then paid into the bank account of a man described as an ‘innocent third party’.

Following Ranger’s admission of guilt on the fraud charge, the prosecution said they wouldn’t be seeking a trial against the player on the money laundering charge.

Co-defendants Morgan and Aseany will face trial the week beginning April 24 2017 and after the conclusion of that case, Nile Ranger will learn his sentence.

After being charged back in December, Nile Ranger posted “What a week LOL” on his Twitter account, after admitting his guilt today he has yet to comment…

Interesting to see what Southend United do now – Nile Ranger has continued to play whilst awaiting the case being decided.