Nile Ranger released by Swindon Town

Swindon Town have announced via a club statement that Nile Ranger has had his contract terminated by the Wiltshire club with immediate effect.

Ranger, 22, had a disciplinary meeting with Swindon Town yesterday and it has been decided that he will leave the club.

The decision to release the former Newcastle United striker is made following recent CCTV footage released by The Mirror newspaper that shows the striker appear to strike a woman three times before kicking a door.

Ranger has had the charges of assault dropped but is still on trial for criminal damage, to which he pleads not guilty.

This follows a string of incidents involving the forward including drink driving and a long rape trail, where Ranger was cleared. Along with numerous football related misdemeanour’s such as a repeat failure to turn up to training.

“Following on from yesterday’s disciplinary meeting with Nile Ranger and his PFA representative, Swindon Town Football Club can confirm that both the Club and Nile Ranger have mutually agreed to a termination of Nile’s contract with immediate effect.” read the club statement.

He was in good form for Swindon this season, scoring 10 goals in 28 appearances but missed the end of season with a hamstring injury that he suffered on 14 February against Colchester United.Image


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