Sammy Ameobi was having a breakthrough season last term, until he was injured in early January, and missed the rest of the season.
Sammy Ameobi - important season for 20 year Newcastle winger
But that was not before Sammy notched up 14 appearances with one goal for his home-town club – Sammy was born and bred in Newcastle - and two appearances for the England U21 side.
Sammy made two starts and 12 substitute appearances last season, and he was being used as an impact sub in the first team, when he picked up a knee injury playing for Newcastle Reserves.
The injury happened on January 10th, during the game when Newcastle Reserves beat Wigan Athletic 3-1, and he sustained damage to his knee.
Sammy is fit again and will be looking forward to pre-season, which starts on Thursday 5th July, following the Euro 2012 final, which is scheduled to take place on the previous Sunday.
Sammy is looking forward to the new season, and he could be alike a new player for Newcastle, and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:
“My aim now is to get a few more starts under my belt and work my way into the team on a regular basis,” “I don’t just want to be a player who plays every so often.”
“Everyone wants to be in the team each week and I’m no different.” “That’s what I’m working towards and hopefully I can do that next season.”
Sammy is one of a number of top Newcastle youngsters, for which next season could be a really important season - a water-shed season if you like.
Top youngsters like Haris Vuckic, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier and Sammy, will need to start coming through big time, if they are to have a future on Tyneside.
And manager Alan Pardew will be hoping to use the youngsters in some of the European games, as Newcastle face more games than last season, assuming we can get through the play-off tie in August, and be part of the Europa League group games.