Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has featured in just 8 matches for the Geordies so far this season and has failed to find the back of the opposition net in those matches. He was left out in the cold by the then Geordie manager Sam Allardyce in the first half of the season and although Kevin Keegan is ready to embrace the player and give him another try, the Newcastle gaffer warns that Ameobi has to perform now.
Our challenge, mine in particular, is to look at the club and assess players. I’ve told him (Ameobi) what I think. He is 26 now and he has to make the breakthrough quickly or maybe there is somewhere else he can do it. There is a better player in Shola, but the test will be when he gets his chance – and he will.
It’s now-or-never for Shola Ameobi but he has at least one more chance to resurrect himself. Will he be able to do so?