Ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi in line for return to football

Shola Ameobi.
Shola Ameobi.

Former Newcastle United stalwart Shola Ameobi could make his return to football after he started training with Huddersfield Town.

According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, the Championship club are running the rule over the striker, who left Crystal Palace in the summer after a short spell under former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

The 33-year-old played for United between 2000 and 2014, before departing for a short spell at Turkish club Gaziantep BB.

According to the newspaper, the Nigeria international has featured in a behind-closed-doors practice match for Huddersfield.