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‘We’d obviously like to keep Sammy Ameobi’ – Watch his latest stunning goal here

4 years ago
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Sammy Ameobi has been ‘immense’ according to Phil Parkinson.

The Bolton boss was speaking after the on-loan winger scored a scorching goal (watch it below) to round off a 4-0 demolition of Gillingham on Monday night.

The parallels between Bolton and Shola’s younger brother are clear, a club and a player that have been going nowhere in recent years and now together they are both showing distinct signs of having new life breathed into them.

Bolton are second top, only a point behind leaders Scunthorpe in League One, whilst Sammy Ameobi has made 20 appearances, including 14 starts.

It has never really been in doubt that the winger has a certain level of ability but his attitude and application have clearly been lacking.

Phil Parkinson though says that Ameobi needed to get games and ‘he’s developing as a player like the team is’. The Bolton Manager saying ‘obviously want to keep his around’.

In the last year of his Newcastle contract, Sammy Ameobi sees his Bolton loan end in January.

The winger has four goals this season, all of them quality finishes like the one below, so interesting to see if Rafa Benitez does fancy having a look at the player on the training pitch before deciding what to do with him.

Very difficult to see Sammy Ameobi being good enough for the Premier League but maybe he could have a part to play in the second half of the Championship, hopefully promotion, season.

The last promotion seven years ago saw names such as Ranger, Pancrate, Harewood, Hall, Khizanishvili, van Aanholt, Xisco, Kadar and Tozer all play some sort of supporting role to the main men, so why not Sammy Ameobi if he can show this kind of form as an impact sub possibly – at least as cover whilst Christian Atsu is away at the African Cup of Nations?

Phil Parkinson:

“We obviously want to keep him (Sammy Ameobi) around, he’s been immense for us.

“Sammy needed playing time. He’s developing as a player like the team is. We are pleased with him.

“He’s enjoying it here so obviously we’d like to keep him.

“You learn things when you’re playing games, he’s getting better and is a very likeable lad.”

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