Nile Ranger

Newcastle United's Nile Ranger, Walsall's Manny Smith and Manchester United's Federico Macheda, currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers, have all been charged with improper conduct in relation to comments made on Twitter.

The charge is that the players acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

It is further alleged that the breach included a reference to a person's or persons' sexual orientation.

Each has until 4pm on Wednesday, 29th February, 2012, to respond to the charge.