Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sammy Cameo-Bi for Now - Toon Boss

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sammy Cameo-Bi for Now - Toon Boss

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Byline: LEE RYDER

ALAN PARDEW will not be changing Sammy Ameobi's role as "game-changer" ahead of Tuesday's Carling Cup clash at Nottingham Forest. The younger sibling of Shola proved to be the hero in the last cup encounter with Scunthorpe when he belted home a wonder goal to sink the Iron.

But Pardew admits he is unlikely to start the 19-year-old at the City Ground as they look to see off Forest.

Pardew told the Chronicle: "I've said to Sammy that at this stage of his career he's going to be a cameo player for us.

"There are a lot of things about his game that mean we wouldn't want to start him yet until he's nailed them down.

"It's very important that he understands the discipline that the role entails, but if we're chasing the game, or need a goal, he's proving to be elusive, and a great weapon.

"In his education, and given the type of player he is, I want to keep him in that mode. …

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