On Friday evening Swindon Town and Nile Ranger came to an agreement to terminate the Striker contract. Nile Ranger hasn’t played for Swindon since Valentine’s Day due to a hamstring injury picked up against Colchester in the 0-0 draw played at the County Ground
The club statement which came through yesterday evening
“Following on from yesterday’s disciplinary meeting with Nile Ranger and his PFA representative, Swindon Town can confirm that both the club and Nile Ranger have mutually agreed to a termination of Nile’s contract with immediate effect”
This was the last straw for Swindon Town Board after the striker off the field problems sparked off again. There was a video that went viral on the Daily Mirror website last weekend when Ranger kicked down a door in the block of flats he is living in Swindon and struck a woman three times. A couple days later the striker handed himself into the local police and was charged with criminal damage.
As far back in January before the league game against Peterborough there was talk that the Board and Ranger would come to an agreement to terminate his contract but that was put on hold. Since his injury the off the field problems have re-surfaced, Ranger was cleared of Rape in March in a court case in Newcastle. But there were more incidents as Nile Ranger was arrested for drink driving and in Liverpool he was arrested for criminal damage on a taxi in the early hours of the morning.