There’s a lot of good will being shown to Sammy Ameobi by the fans since he returned to Newcastle from his loan spell at Bolton.
And it seems Sammy and Jamie Sterry will bolster the first team squad for the rest of the season and we think both players can help Newcastle in our promotion push – which has always been job one for the season.
Sammy’s contract runs out at the end of June and at the moment it’s unlikely to be renewed.
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But this will give the Newcastle lad an opportunity to show Rafa in training and in games what he can do and we have always known Sammy possesses lots of skills – he just needs to be a lot more consistent.
But he can be a good impact sub and he’s done well since he returned to Newcastle.
Sammy has been interviewed in the local papers today and he talks about the conversation he had with Rafa last summer when Rafa was honest if a little brutal when he told Sammy he was not part of his plans after being on loan at Cardiff City the previous season.
This is what Sammy has said as reported in the Chronicle:
“When I came back from Cardiff he just said I wasn’t in his plans and that I should probably find a new club or go on loan.”
“I was a bit disappointed in that, but, like I say, it was probably the best thing he could ever have said to me.”
“He said I was talented, but that he just wanted to see the consistency and me working hard,”
“That’s what I’ve done and my quality has shone through.” “He’s given me a chance, which I’m really grateful for and I fully intend to take.”
“He’s incredible.” “His resume speaks for itself. He’s managed top clubs all over the world.”
“He lives and breathes football, and to have someone of that experience managing you is brilliant.”
“The loan at Bolton is something that’s definitely matured me on and off the pitch,”
“This doesn’t last forever. I’ve realized that, and I need to make the most of it.” “That’s something I’ve learnt by going away again.”
“Newcastle is all I’ve ever known.” “You can’t think it’s going to last forever. You’ve got to fight for your place.”
“That’s what I’ve learnt, and I’m trying to do that every day.” “I’m just taking it a day at a time.”
“I’m not thinking about what the future holds – I’m trying not to think about that or worry about that.”
“I’m taking it a day at a time and whatever will happen will happen.”
“If I stay, awesome. If not, I can hold my hands up and say I put in the work.”
Rafa will need the full squad as he now charts the course in the final 19 games of the season to get us promoted.
It’s been a bit of an up and down season, but if we are promoted it will be fantastic – all the negatives of the season and this particular transfer window will be quickly forgotten.
We wish Sammy all the best and we’re sure he can hep us in our promotion push.
All’s well that ends well.
But Sammy already knows that – he’s a smashing lad.