Nile Ranger was released by Newcastle in March

Nile Ranger was released by Newcastle in March and is yet to be signed by a new club.

He played a part in the Magpies winning the Championship in 2009-10 but struggled to win a permanent place in the first team once the club was established back in the Premier League.

Advertisement

Nile Ranger charged with rape

Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been charged with rape, Northumbria Police said.