Shola Ameobi made it three goals in pre-season when he scored against Blackpool on Sunday.

Forced off with a dead leg which is likely to mean him missing the St.Mirren match on Tuesday, Shola spoke to NUFC TV after the game.

SholaAmeobi9“It’s been a great pre-season, we’ve worked very hard in Portugal. Nice to see it paying off on the pitch.

It is the same as every season, we’re expected to do very well and as players we put that expectation on ourselves. We know we have good players at the club who can do special things.

It is well publicised that we are trying to bring in a few extra players, so hopefully we can do that to bolster the team and the squad.

Competition for places can only help the team and I have always been a big fan of having more players. It can only make you work harder and prove to the manager that you deserve a place in the team.”