Sammy Ameobi again impressed last night in Newcastle’s 3-1 win at Gateshead.
John Carver and Alan Pardew at Gateshead last night
Sammy scored two goals, and every time he’s played for the Newcastle first team, he’s looked an impressive young player.
Certainly John Carver thinks the 19-year-old is an exciting talent, but it seems Sammy is now becoming more consistent and also adding goals to his game – which cannot be bad.
This is what John Carver said about the younger brother of Shola Ameobi.
“When you get that little sniff, sometimes players want more and more and more – and it looks like he wants it,”
“One thing we won’t allow to happen is for him to get carried away with it. He’s done well tonight; he’s still got things he’s got to work on as well as a lot of good things.”
“But it’s encouraging signs and it’s good for the Academy. The lads are working extremely hard down there, morning, noon and night to try and produce young players and we know our fans love local lads coming through the system and getting into the first-team.”
“And it was a good show tonight. We’re not going to get carried away with it but there was a lot of good things and the manager, myself and everybody else is pleased.”
One thing that will help Newcastle big time next season, is if some of our youngsters like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier and Sammy come though to help bolster the squad.
Manager Alan Pardew played a number of youngsters last night in the 3-1 win across the River Tyne, and they included Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson and Haris Vuckic, and senior players Steve Harper, Alan Smith, Ryan Taylor and Mike Williamson also played against the Blue Square Premier club.
Carver was pleased with the display from the side, and the lads ran out easy winners in the end, and the score could have been a lot more than just 3-1.
“We knew that we could only play so many players at Elland Road on Sunday so we decided we’d play against Gateshead, who would be good opposition and a good test for us, and play the rest of our senior lads who didn’t take part in that game,”
“We thought that was very important and that’s why the manager, myself, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman the goalkeeping coach came out and did all the preparation as we would for a first-team game – and the lads produced.
“I think Ian Bogie’s putting together a really good side. I love the club anyway because I played here for a short spell and I think it’s great that we can come over here and get a good crowd, and the young lads can get the experience of playing against full-time players.”
“So it was a good test for us tonight. It was a good mix between youth and experience and I think that can only benefit the younger players in the long run.”
It was good to get the win last night from the youngsters, and now the final pre-season game is at St. James’ Park this coming Saturday afternoon, and we have to hope the lads will put in a good display against the Italian side.
And then it’s Arsenal the following weekend.