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Newcastle boss Pardew loses rag with Ranger

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits Nile Ranger needs to buck up his ideas for any chance of staying.

After being relegated back to second string duty for a series of misdemeanours, Pardew will seek regular updates on his attitude from reserve-team supremos Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley.

"I said that I very rarely shut the door on anybody, but Nile needs to understand the responsibilities of being a professional footballer," Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

"That's all he needs to understand. It's not just about what happens on the football field.

"And he's learning that lesson - sometimes you can fine a player and fine a player for being late and it just does not get through.

"Unfortunately that's where we are at the moment and when I see and learn from Willie and Peter that's the line he's on he'll come back.

"I have seen a little improvement but not enough yet.

"He won't be considered for the first team until he does more."

Birmingham City and Millwall are monitoring developments.

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