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Shola Ameobi scores Tuesday night winner for Fleetwood – Watch it here

5 years ago

Shola Ameobi arrived at relegation threatened Fleetwood with the Lancashire club rooted in the relegation zone, with only one win in 10 league matches.

Helping them to 7 points from 12 in his first four games, Shola lined up against third top Gillingham on Tuesday night.

Fleetwood manager Steven Pressley explained how he had shaped the team around Shola Ameobi’s selection:

We changed the system slightly and I was really pleased with the way the players went about it. It was really tough tonight and the conditions were difficult.

“One of the reasons I made the change tonight with Shola coming back in was because they were a team in general who gave up opportunities to cross against them.

“We managed to cross brilliantly for his goal, and in the early stages of the game he was a constant threat for us.”

Shola Ameobi rewarded his new manager with an excellent all round display and the winning goal.

Watch it below (go to 0.30 if you want to go straight to the goal, also worth going to 1.40 for a defence splitting ball from Shola).



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