19 year-old Sammy Ameobi has made tremendous strides forward, since making his debut for Newcastle at the end of last season.
Sammy Ameobi – to become astar on Tyneside?
And Sammy scored the first goal for the Reserves at Bolton on Tuesday night, as a very strong Newcastle Reserves side easily beat The Trotters 3-0 at Leyland, in front of watching manager Alan Pardew, and the rest of the first team coaches.
Sammy talked to the local Newcastle press today about Tuesday night:
“I will keep showing what I am made of, and keep doing things right.” “The gaffer was there and that’s what I have to do, keep working away and showing what I’ve got.”
“It is not going to be an easy task but I am enjoying it.” “It was good to get the goal at Bolton, that’s what you want to do as a striker no matter what game it is you play.”
“Dan Gosling played the ball to me and it was a great pass down the left.” “When I hit it, I thought, that this just has to go in because it was well struck.” “There was a bit of luck but when that happens I will take it.”
“We got told because we had a strong team out, we had to do a professional job and we couldn’t take it lightly and we didn’t.” “It’s good to get goals but good for us as a team to win.”
“It’s great to be working with the top players like Marveaux.” “He took his two goals very nicely, the first one was a great finish and the second was well taken.”
“Everybody is buzzing in training and it is a good feeling.” “We know that is tough to get in the team.”
Newcastle are certainly buzzing at the moment, with everything going so well, but of course we should also expect some ill fortune at some point, and then that will prove a good test of the team spirit in the squad.
It says something very good about Shola’s younger brother, that Sammy has not been sent out on loan, and he could see action in the first team as he is brought on by Alan Pardew, as an impact sub, much like Nile Ranger was used last season.
And Shola is out of action currently with an injury, but injuries have plagued Shola continuously in his time at Newcastle.
That’s one reason why he has played only 302 times for Newcastle over the last eleven seasons with 70 goals, but remember those were seasons in which Newcastle played over 60 games a season, with regularly being part of European competition.
For the record, Sammy has so far played five times for the Newcastle first team, with that one stupendous winning goal against Scunthorpe United in extra time last August.
If he keeps his head down and trains hard and listens closely to the Newcastle coaches, there’s no reason why Sammy cannot eventually become a star player on Tyneside.
We look forward to Sammy continuing to improve at his home town club.