Nile Ranger is, as many supporters are already aware, provisionally suspended from all First Team competitive matches, including Friendlies.
The suspension will remain in place until the FA, and Club, have completed their investigations into the circumstances that have led to Nile’s interim suspension and which will also take account of any mitigation.
The Club does not wish to pre-judge the circumstances and awaits the outcome of the Football Associations review and assessment before the Club makes its own decision surrounding Nile’s future.
The Club recognises the difficulties Nile Ranger has suffered in the past and, although to a lesser extent, that continue to impact on the present. It is therefore fair that the Club comes to a decision only when all the facts, and factors, are to hand. A negative decision, and consequential termination of Nile’s contract, would effectively undo all the good work the Club, Manager Phil Brown and his team mates have achieved to date. However, no player is more important than the Club.
The FA process is likely to take 10-14 days to conclude and the Club will therefore hopefully be in a position to bring this matter to a close, one way or another, by the end of January.
At that time the Club will make a further statement.