Whether to start Sammy Ameobi on the right wing on Saturday is only one of Alan Pardew’s selection decisions he will need to make this Saturday.
Sammy Ameobi showing Gael Clichy his skills last satruday
With Gabriel Obertan being fit again from his toe infection, Alan may prefer to start the former Manchester United player at his former club, because he certainly will be ready to play well back at Old Trafford.
But Sammy played very well at the Etihad Stadium last week, and is in sparkling form at the moment, and he could well keep his place in the side.
That was Sammy’s first start ever in the Premier League, and the new England U21 International has always played well when he dons the iconic Newcastle United shirt.
And Sammy is upbeat about what Newcastle can do against the reigning Premier League Champions, and he had this to say about the game on Saturday:
“We’re going to go there and try to get three points. That’s the main goal and that’s what we’ve been working towards since the Manchester City game.”
“They have some top players so it’s going to be tough, but that’s the way the game is sometimes.”
“When it’s tough like that, you just have to put in all you have and we’ll see what happens.”
“I’ve never played at Old Trafford before, but I’m looking forward to it if I get the chance to be involved.”
Sammy is just one of the players who have come through for Newcastle big time this season, and the looks like he may emulate his older brother Shola, and get to play for the full England side at some point.
That’s a bit premature at the moment of course, but he certainly has improved big time since he made his debut for the side last season, and he now has 9 appearances for Newcastle with one goal, and we hope those appearances are way up there come next May.
That will likely mean that Sammy has continued to to improve, and we think the local lad could well become a standout player for his home town club in the future – that’s what we are hoping for.