Date: 9th September 2012 at 7:09pm
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Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has turned down the chance of a loan return to Wednesday, according to reports.

Owls boss Dave Jones wanted Ranger, who finished last season at Hillsborough aiding Wednesday’s successful promotion bid, to return to S6 to bolster the Owls’ attacking options in the Championship.

But the striker, who’s surplus to requirements at Premier League Newcastle, is reported in the Sunday Sun to have delayed the decision for a return so much that Jones turned his attentions elsewhere.

Ranger is keen to prove himself with the Geordies and has three-and-a-half years left on a five-year contract but boss Alan Pardew wants him to move on.

Ranger turned down the chance of a permanent switch to Blackpool last season to try and fight for his place with the Magpies before eventually moving to Hillsborough on a successful loan deal.

Jones went on to sign Rodri, on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona B, and Jay Bothroyd, on-loan from QPR, before the close of the transfer window.