Shola Ameobi has signed for yet another club and could play on Saturday.
The mackem slayer has swapped a relegation struggle at the bottom of the Championship, for one in League One.
It is Fleetwood Town who have snapped Shola Ameobi up on a deal until the end of the season, with the striker potentially playing as early as tomorrow at Port Vale.
Fleetwood are currently 21st of 24 in League One and Shola was forced to look for a new club despite offering to play for Bolton for nothing. The Trotters having a transfer embargo due to their financial problems.
Two weeks tomorrow Shola Ameobi could have a reunion with Adam Armstrong, with Fleetwood travelling to Coventry, whilst tomorrow both Remie Streete and Jak Alnwick could be in opposition for Port Vale.
Official Statement by Fleetwood Town
‘Former Newcastle United striker joins until the end of the season
Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce the signing of former Premier League striker Shola Ameobi ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash against Port Vale.
The former England U21 and Nigerian international has joined the Cod Army until the end of the season.
Ameobi, who has made 298 appearances in the Premier League for both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, will bring a wealth of experience to the Cod Army squad.
The 6”3 striker has even scored for the Magpies in the Champions League against FC Barcelona and was recently playing regular first team football at Bolton Wanderers.
Shola turned down different offers in favour of a move to the Fylde Coast and manager Steven Pressley is delighted to have the frontman on board.
He said: “In January we signed a number of younger players and it was vital to the group that we brought in a player with experience.
“We certainly couldn’t get any more experience than Shola Ameobi and we are absolutely delighted with that. He is not only a very good player; he is a terrific character that can bring a lot to the group.
“It is vital that he has been playing as sometimes unattached players at this stage in the season, the one thing they are lacking is a level of fitness.
“Shola has been involved at Bolton Wanderers on a regular basis for the vast majority of the season and he is raring to go ahead of Saturday’s trip to Port Vale.”