Big Sam tells former club to forget about striker !!!

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has told former club, Bolton, that they can forget about trying to sign Magpies striker Shola Ameobi. The player has been linked with a move to the Reebok as well as a move to Championship side Norwich but Bis Sam insists he's not for sale. There had been suggestions in recent weeks that the striker was looking for a move due to the lack of first team football at St James' Park this season.

"Shola is going absolutely nowhere, he remains very much a part of my plans and we are not interested in selling him in January," Allardyce told the Journal. "I don't want to lose him, he is a very talented player who has an important role to play in the squad.

"We've got a small squad here that can just about cope with injuries and suspensions, but we cannot afford to let anyone go. We will not be selling anyone in January. "He has been frustrated because he has not really had a chance to show me what he can do, but I know what he is capable of."

I think Ameobi will struggle to regain a first team place at Newcastle because with the quality of strikers Sam has at his disposal already in Martins, Owen and Viduka. I think Ameobi could do a job for Bolton and I feel the reason for Bolton's interest in Ameobi is because the possible departure of Nicolas Anelka from the club in January.

Source : EatSleepSport