Signing on for Bolton Wanderers, Sammy Ameobi says ‘I want to bring some goals and assists to the team this season’.

Bizarrely given a new two year contract by Newcastle last summer despite showing nothing to indicate he had a future in United’s first team, Rafa Benitez hasn’t entertained any interest in playing Sammy Ameobi, despite the drop into the Championship.

Last season the winger/striker spent the campaign on loan at Cardiff City and managed a solitary goal in 39 appearances, although most of those were as a sub with the Welsh club only handing him eight league starts.

Maybe a bit like Bolton, Sammy Ameobi has now fallen to a level where he can try and make a bit of a success of himself.

Bolton have started the season unbeaten in five games and are top of League One, ‘young’ Sammy turns 25 during the season and has had what can only be described as a bit of a pointless career so far.

With only four league goals in his career up to date, if Ameobi doesn’t make it in League One then maybe he should be taking a long hard look at himself. He has got some ability but the desire to succeed appears to be totally absent.

Sammy Ameobi has an initial loan until January and in an ideal world he will find those goals and assists that have been lacking throughout his football career up to now.

At the very least it would mean Newcastle should be able to get him moved on permanently in January, with maybe even a few quid coming in to repay part of the money wasted on him at St James Park in the long long years he has spent on Tyneside.

Bolton take on Southend today and interesting to see how the player gets on in what could be his last chance saloon of achieving anything.

Sammy Ameobi:

“I’m very excited to be here, it’s a big club.

“Obviously my brother was here not too long ago and he said some really great things about the club.

“I’m definitely looking to follow in his footsteps. From what Shola said he had a great experience here and hopefully I can come here, do well and hopefully have a good connection with the fans, also.

“I want to bring some goals and assists to the team this season. It’s been a great start.

“We’re top of the league and I’m looking to maintain that…it’s why I’m here, we’ve got a great chance of going up and I want to contribute to that.

“I’ve really enjoyed training and get on really well with the lads. I’ve met some of them before so have settled in well.

“I’m happy to be a Bolton player. I’m excited to be here and can’t wait to get started. They’re a good group of lads and I’m looking forward to playing with them.

“It’s down to the manager. He has decisions to make but I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll get the chance to play this weekend.”