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End of the road for Shola Ameobi? Former Newcastle striker released by Kevin Nolan

9 months ago
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Shola Ameobi is now looking for a new club, or will make the decision to hang up his boots.

After failing in the League Two play-off semi-final, Notts County have revealed which players they want to keep.

Kevin Nolan deciding to release his former Newcastle teammate rather than offer him a new contract.

Shola Ameobi turns 37 in October and had already said he wasn’t sure whether he would play on beyond this 2017/18 season.

He played in 35 League Two matches this past season and scored six goals for Notts County.

However, there is still the possibility of Shola staying on with Kevin Nolan, as the Notts County boss has previously said he would love to have his former NUFC teammate on his coaching staff.

Notts County Official Announcement:

Notts County have confirmed their retained list ahead of the 2018-19 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Player of the Season Matt Tootle is the first to commit his future to Notts by penning a new two-year agreement, whilst Jon Stead’s contract has been extended for a further season after the striker triggered an appearance clause in his deal.

Six players have been offered new deals ahead of the new campaign, while eleven others have been released upon the expiration of their contracts.

Manager Kevin Nolan said:

“I can’t thank the lads enough for their committed efforts in my first full season here at Notts County.

“These decisions are some of the hardest, if not the hardest, we make as a management team and it’s never an easy time for everyone involved.

“I would like to put on record my thanks to all of the players who are moving on and wish them all the best for their future.”

Notts County chairman and owner Alan Hardy added:

“On behalf of the club we would like to thank all the players for their efforts this season, and for those players leaving us we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.

“I’m very confident in the decisions we have made and that we will have the start of a squad which is capable of continuing with the progress this club has made in the past 16 months.”

Out of contract, released

Shola Ameobi

Adam Collin

Carl Dickinson

Mike Edwards

Jonathan Forte

Elliot Hodge

Nicky Hunt

Rob Milsom

Callum Saunders

Alan Smith

Curtis Thompson

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