Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger charged with assault by Northumbria Police

The London-born forward will now face magistrates three times in November, including twice in two days, following an arrest for being drunk and disorderly on Sunday morning

Newcastle United forward Nile Ranger has been charged with assault, Northumbria Police have confirmed.

The 20-year-old former Southampton trainee will now appear in court twice in as many days, as well as a further third appearance in November, following arrests for violence, drink-driving, and most recently being drunk and disorderly.

The striker will face magistrates on November 10 for allegeded drink-driving, and must now also attend court on November 17 and November 18, after being arrested in Newcastle city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The player’s future at St. James’ Park looks increasingly in doubt following this latest misdemeanour, having only been reinstated to the first team squad following a three month stint in the club’s reserve side as punishment for his behaviour.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Following an assault outside Cosy Joe's pub in the Bigg Market, Newcastle, on Saturday August 27 police have today charged Nile Ranger, 20, of Forest Hall, with two counts of common assault and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

"He has been bailed to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday November 18."