Nile Ranger wants the chance to prove himself at Newcastle United.

The controversial striker appears to have blown his career at Toon.

But Ranger told the Evening Chronicle: "I just need to keep my head down and work hard - simple. I'm like a forgotten man.

"It would be some story if I did come back and get in the team because I've been getting into a bit of bother now and again.

"People think 'This guy just gets in trouble week-in, week-out' but it would be good to get goals and show people a different side.

"My outlook is whatever doesn't destroy you makes you stronger - that's definite."