Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

There's No Rush with Sammy

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

There's No Rush with Sammy

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SHOLA Ameobi feels that younger brother Sammy does not need to rushed through the ranks with Newcastle United, writes LEE RYDER.

But the Nigerian-born striker believes the excellent attributes of his sibling are already putting him in with a shout of challenging on the fringes of the Magpies' first-team next term.

Shola, who could lead the line tonight for United when they face Orlando City at the impressive Citrus Bowl stadium here in the opular Florida tourist destination, says that he has been impressed with the core of players beneath the club's senior ranks.

Ameobi junior just missed out on the trip to the United States after firing in his first senior goal seven days ago against Darlington in Newcastle's opening friendly of the summer.

Instead, Sammy is with the reserve team at their training camp in Holland, but he is likely to get a run-out at Leeds United next Sunday in United's first game back in Britain following their transatlantic trip. …

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