Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has hit out at jeering fans following defeat at home to Reading.

Ranger, who was an unused substitute, fired off a series of tweets on Saturday night.

He wrote: "Certain fans need to not come and support the team... coming out to boo us... stay at home... don't need your boos... say no more!

"To all the fans. You are not forced to buy season tickets. Or pay our wages. Please remember that....

"If you are loyal fans... be with us... when we are out there on the field. Be the 12th man... Don't come and boo. That ain't going to help anyone.

"Team is going through rough patch... last thing we need is fans against us. #simplereally.

"We are team. You boo one player, you are booing all of us."