Archive for tag: Shola Ameobi foot injury.

Shola back in training, Guti’s thigh ok for Preston clash.

November 19th, 2009 | 11 Comments |

Ameobi: Back in the picture.
Ameobi: Back in the picture.
News has come in from Newcastle United’s official website that Tyneside’s messiest hitman, Shola Ameobi, will definitely be returning to training next week after the big lump went and knacked his foot while getting into the swing of what could have been the most prolific scoring period of his career so far.

Chris Hughton announced in slightly more diplomatic terms:

“Shola will train with the reserves on Monday before joining in with the rest of the squad on Tuesday after Preston.

“He has made good progress and we’re delighted to welcome him back. It was disappointing for Shola to miss out after the start he had.

“But he’ll be looking to get back to that level and we certainly hope he can because he was excellent for us during those first few weeks.”

Guti’s thigh.

On Gutierrez, who picked up a thigh strain in Newcastle’s 3-1 win over Peterborough and was slightly doubtful, Hughton commented:

“Jonas is fine and will be in the squad. It was a minor problem he had but we’re happy he’s OK now.” (more…)

Shola and Joey footwatch: Bambi back before the end of the month?

November 13th, 2009 | 15 Comments |

Shola: Back for Swansea?
Shola: Back for Swansea?
Well, you just can’t stop Chris Hughton at the moment. This time, he’s been talking about the return of Shola Ameobi, who broke his foot after scoring in a 4-3 cup thriller against the mighty Huddersfield on 26th August. Hughton said he has high hopes for a Bambi’s return to the Newcastle United squad for the encounter with Swansea on 28th November. If he did return for that game, it would mean that the ‘Fenham Eusebio’ had been out of the game for around four months, and would probably need some time to return to full match fitness. His return would also coincide with the ending of the loan period for hired in hitman, Marlon Harewood, who has had mixed fortunes as a temporary replacement.

Ameobi, who seems to have picked up the very welcome habit of remembering to head the ball into the goal before he falls over this season, has been much missed in Newcastle United’s front line.

Hughton said of the West End assassin:

“Shola’s a player who was making a positive and big impact on the team when he was injured,” said Hughton.

“And now he’s beginning to near a return, he can make a big impact again. (more…)

Ameobi, Taylor, LuaLua – all soon to be fit again.

November 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments |

Due back at the end of the month
Due back at the end of the month
The Newcastle United squad will be boosted by the return of 3 players coming back from injury.

Chris Hughton reckons Shola Ameobi should be back in contention by the end of the month, which could mean the game at home to Swansea on 28th November or the following game, at home to Watford on 4th December.

After scoring 5 goals in 5 games at the start of the season, Shola has been sidelined with a foot injury, but Hughton said:

We’re very much looking forward to Shola Ameobi hopefully coming back towards the end of the month.

That’ll give us a big boost.”

It’ll be interesting to see what becomes Hughton’s first choice strike force when Shola’s fit. I’m presuming Ameobi will be the first name on the list and I would guess Carroll will partner him. (more…)