Sammy Ameobi has had some good games for Newcastle this season, and he has only just returned from a knee injury, and he may be in the starting eleven against Southampton at St. James’ Park.
We really need a win in that game tomorrow.
Sammy Ameobi – in action against Sunderland
Sammy’s contract at Newcastle runs out in the summer, and it’s by no means certain that he will get a new deal at Newcastle, so the 17 games left this season in the league are vital for the 22 year-old younger brother of Shola Ameobi.
This is what Sammy has said today:
“When the next manager comes in, if there is one, there will a clean slate for everyone, so I need to prove myself again.”
“But it’s something I’m looking forward to – I’m confident in my own ability.” “I have every opportunity to start for Newcastle every week. Hopefully, I can do that.”
“I’m obviously playing for my career. I’m just looking forward to each game and to try and prove myself to whoever comes in.” “The ultimate aim is to get a new deal and stay here.”
“It’s my home town – I’m happy here. It’s just a privilege to play for Newcastle United – it’s my dream club.” “I don’t take it for granted and it’s a real blessing to be playing here.”
“I think I did prove I was worth my place.” “It’s my last season here, so I need to prove myself if I want to stay and get a new contract.”
“That’s what I did, but there’s still a long way to go.” “John Carver’s always looked after me.” “So hopefully he can get me a new contract!”
It will be important for Sammy to keep fit through the end of the season, because he’s missed quite a few games over the last few seasons, much like his brother Shola did throughout his long career on Tyneside.
And Sammy cannot necessarily rely on John Carter, because if a new head coach is appointed soon and he brings in his own coaching staff, it’s not clear what happens to the current first team coaching staff of John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman.
Of course there’s also a decent possibility that John Carver could get the job through the end of the season, if Newcastle decide their top choice for head coach is not available until the summer.
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