Sammy Ameobi reveals the philosophy that is driving him on at Newcastle

Sammy Ameobi says he's going to enjoy every minute he gets on the pitch at Newcastle United '“ as he knows this season could be his last at the club.

Wednesday, 8th February 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:40 am
Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi.

The forward returned from a half-season loan at League One club Bolton Wanderers last month.

Ameobi has come off the bench in each of Newcastle’s last three Championship fixtures.

And the 24-year-old – who is out of contract in the summer and playing for his future – is hopeful of more opportunities over the coming weeks and months.

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“I’m working hard every day to hopefully impress the manager,” said Ameobi.

“If he feels I’m good enough, then that’s awesome. If not, I can move on with my head held high. I’ve done everything I can.

“But that’s still to be seen.

“I want the club to get promoted. This is the club I support, and I want to do everything I can to help that happen.

“I want to play my part, work hard whenever I’m called upon, if I’m called upon, and hopefully do everything I can to help the team and not just myself, essentially.

“I just want to fit in and show that I’m good enough to be able to play at this level.

“I want to feel comfortable with the quality we’ve got. We’ve got some amazing players here.

“Coming back, it’s been a bit of a transition, but I’ve really enjoyed it.

“Hopefully, I can settle in even more here.”

Ameobi – whose brother Shola this week joined Notts County until the end of the season – is reluctant to look beyond the next game.

“No matter where I’m going to be in the future – I have no idea what my future holds – I know that I’m in the right hands,” Ameobi told the club’s matchday programme.

“I know that I’ve been given a gift and I’m going to use it.

“I’m just going to enjoy what I do.”

Ameobi could again be on the bench on Saturday when Newcastle take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

United manager Rafa Benitez could have Dwight Gayle back for the televised game.

Gayle has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the middle of last month.

The striker suffered the injury after scoring his 20th goal of the season against Brentford.