Barnsley set to land Newcastle striker Ranger

Newcastle United's Nile Ranger (right) is joining Barnsley on loan.

Newcastle United's Nile Ranger (right) is joining Barnsley on loan.

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Barnsley are set to sign Newcastle striker Nile Ranger on loan ahead of their Championship match against Doncaster.

The club said in a statement on their official website that a proposed deal will keep Ranger at Oakwell until January 14 and will bolster a strikeforce that includes Danny Haynes, Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Craig Davies.

The 20-year-old was given his Magpies debut in 2009 and made 12 appearances for England Under-18s, scoring six goals.

However, Ranger has not featured for the Barclays Premier League side this year and has had off-the-field issues.

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