Shola Ameobi looks on the verge of signing up for a new club in the coming days.

The local press in Huddersfield have reported that the former Newcastle striker has been training with Huddersfield Town and taken part in a behind closed doors friendly match, to help the management decide whether they are going to offer him a deal.

Following his release by Newcastle, Shola headed off to the Turkish second tier with Gaziantep but cut that move short, then reuniting with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace on a short-term deal.

Now a free agent after they released him this summer, the 33 year old striker could soon be back in action with Huddersfield.

The West Yorkshire club are currently third bottom in the Championship, with three points from their opening five matches.

At the weekend, Shola Ameobi was back at St James Park on Saturday lunchtime for the Newcastle v Arsenal match.

The former Newcastle player has agreed to be a patron of the Newcastle United Foundation, which is the club’s official charity.

Shola was on hand to present the inaugural ‘Alder Sweeney’ award to Paul Matheson, who has become the first qualified Assistant FA Coach in the UK with no sight.

The award carrying the names of United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder, who tragically lost their lives last summer in the MH17 plane tragedy.