Newcastle fans had some good news this morning that both Leon Best and Sylvain Marveaux could be back before the end of the season.
Sammy Ameobi – 19 year-old youngster coming back
And there’s more good news this morning that Sammy Ameobi will also be back soon.
Sammy Ameobi was speaking at the launch of Sport Relief, and he had this to say when asked what his chances of coming back this season were:
“Yes, I should hope so.” “Coming back in the last nine games would be a great way to round of my first full season, and I’d love to get back out there.”
“You just want to be back on the pitch and playing in front of these great fans.” “Hopefully I’ll be able to do that this season.”
“Hopefully I can contribute to that when I’m fit.” “It’s about the team and progressing.” “If I can play my part great, but if the team can get to Europe that’s massive for the club.”
“It has been a bit of a blow because I was really enjoying my season.” “It was just a 50-50 tackle – only I came out worse.” “That’s football for you.”
“Sometimes it goes for you sometimes it doesn’t, unfortunately for me it didn’t.” “I was getting games under my belt which is what I need as a young player to get more experience.”
“It was good to be in the squad but then came the injury.” “Now I’m just working every day as hard as I can to get back to full fitness.” “I’m trying to put myself up for selection again.”
“That’s the plan, so hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later.”
As we said earlier today, Newcastle need as many players back as possible before the end of the season, and certainly before Sammy was injured, he was having a good first season in the Newcastle first team squad.
It seems that Sammy has more potential than his older brother Shola, that’s the guy who always scores against Sunderland, and it would be good to have another local lad come through to be starter alongside center-back Steven Taylor.
Sammy has 13 appearances and one goal for Newcastle this season, and that’s in addition to his one appearance last season.
And there’s 9 games to go, and 27 points to play for, and with players like Sammy, Ryan Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Leon Best and Sylvain Marveaux all coming back, we could surprise ourselves on the up side by the end of the season.