Shola Ameobi has come back well to the Newcastle United side this season, and has scored 3 league goals for us against Fulham, Sunderland and Man City.
Shola Ameobi – 49 goals for Newcastle United
Shola is now on a total of 49 goals for the club, and his next goal would be his 50th for Newcastle, and it seems to us a great time to score that goal would be this afternoon at home, against Wigan Athletic – and former Newcastle center-back Titus Bramble.
Shola said today:
“I will be up to 50 with my next goal. but it’s not something I’ll be thinking about. I’m just thinking of helping us to beat Wigan. I want us to get out of the relegation zone – we need to get out of the bottom half. That’s our emphasis, and what we need to do from now until Christmas. We must tighten up.”
“From a personal point of view of course I’d like to score more, and that’s what I’ll be trying to do. When you look at the league, and the way the table is, this season has certainly been a strange one. We went into Fulham looking to get three wins on the bounce, but now we’re looking forward to getting home to play Wigan.”
“We don’t want to be in that bottom three and we don’t want to get sucked in. We realise if we create chances, play the way we have been doing, and keep it tight at the back, then we can get out of it. We can get back up the table, and Wigan represents the chance to do it.”
With Michael Owen now fit, and Mark Viduka back in training again, Shola will be very motivated to keep scoring goals, because his days as a starter may be numbered.
But we’d love for the Nigerian-born striker to score again this afternoon, because we need a win and all 3 points from this game – desperately.