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Shola Ameobi told thanks but no thanks by Wolves

7 years ago

Shola Ameobi made his first, and last, appearance for Wolves on Monday night.

Having trained with the Midlands club after failing to reach agreement with Huddersfield Town, the former Newcastle striker played 68 minutes for the Wolves Under 21s at Swansea.

However, he was upstaged in the game by Portuguese winger, and namesake of an all-time great, Eusebio Bancessi.

The Portuguese winger scored both goals as Wolves went down 3-2 against the Swansea second string.

33 year old Shola Ameobi was replaced by 16 year old Niall Ennis with just over 20 minutes to go.

On Tuesday night Wolves said thanks but no thanks to the former Newcastle striker, posting the following message via their Twitter account:

‘Kenny Jackett confirms that Wolves will not be proceeding with Shola Ameobi but thanks the forward for his brief time in training.’

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett had already said that if Shola did sign, then it would almost certainly be on a short-term deal for the Championship club.

Kenny Jackett:

“We will see how he (Shola Ameobi) does in this particular game (Swansea), whether we can then extend that and see whether he can bring some experience to our frontline.

“Experience, power, size, whether he can offset some of the forwards we have got, and give us some balance, the ability to hold the ball up – certainly some presence in the 18 yard box.”


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