Shola Ameobi played his first game for Newcastle United this afternoon since the Carling Cup defeat against Arsenal in September.
Shola Ameobi – partnered Owen up front today but had little impact
Shola partnered Michael Owen up front, but didn’t get much service from the midfield, although he did have a powerful header just clear the cross-bar in the second half.
Shola talked after the game to Setanta Sports One:
“Bolton played really well and defended really well. But that is the start of things to come.â€“It is the second time for us, the fans and the manager.”
“I think you can see that in the two performances since he’s been here. It has lifted the crowd and the city.â€
â€œIt’s fantastic to have him here and play for him.”
There were rumors that Newcastle may sell Shola in January, but it’s very unlikely Kevin Keegan will let any player go this month.Â We have quite a small squad and Kevin said he’d like to bring in 2-3 new players if possible.
However, we expect lots of transfer dealings in the summer, as Kevin attempts to build another successful side on Tyneside.