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Ranger: Time To Graft

18 August 2014

Striker On Signing For Blackpool

New Blackpool striker Nile Ranger says he is determined to let his football do the talking, after agreeing a move to The Seasiders over the weekend.

The 23-year-old joined in training for this first time on Monday, and is ready to knuckle down and prove his worth at Bloomfield Road.

“This is my last chance, so I have to grab it with both hands. I need to focus now, get my head down and graft,” said Ranger.

“It’s time to grow up, I need to knuckle down and get my head screwed on. The manager said just come, it’s not about the money, it’s about giving me a chance. I want to show people what I can do and be positive.”

The former-Newcastle man watched his new side in action on Saturday, and is now determined to get fit and pull on the tangerine shirt.

“I’ve got to go hard or go home. I’ve got to go hard and show all the doubters that I can do it.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been at this level, but I know I can play in The Championship because I was here with Newcastle. I’m 23 now, so I’ve got quite a lot of experience and I know I can handle it.

“We have some good players, but nobody’s place is secure, there is always a chance of being a regular striker.”

Meanwhile Ranger hopes he has the backing of the Bloomfield Road faithful when it comes to making his Seasiders debut.

“It’s always nice to have the fans backing you, but if they don’t I’m going to go out there and do what I have to do, it’s not going to stop me,” he said.

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