Nile Ranger trains with Championship side Rotherham United upon Blackpool release

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Nile Ranger is training with Championship strugglers Rotherham United, according to reports.

Troubled striker Nile Ranger is training with Championship side Rotherham United, the Sheffield Star reports.

Ranger, who has convictions for armed robbery, criminal damage and being drunk and disorderly, report the Daily Mail, has been without a club since his release by Blackpool earlier this month.

Ironically, the 24-year-old's final appearance in a Tangerines shirt came against Rotherham in November 2014.

Ranger has only played 42 times since his release by Newcastle United three years ago, but will be handed a chance to impress new Millers boss Neil Warnock.

The Championship side are currently six points adrift of safety in 22nd place, and have failed to score more than once in each of their last five matches.

And having already brought in a new goalkeeper (Paddy Kenny), a new defender (Lloyd Doyley) and new midfielder (Jerome Thomas), it would appear that Warnock is now looking to add to his forward ranks.

Ranger returns to South Yorkshire after four years away, having helped Rotherham's rivals Sheffield Wednesday to promotion from League One.

He previously spent time on the other side of the metropolitan county with Barnsley.

Fans are not convinced about the move...


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