GOAL hero Shola Ameobi has expressed further fears that Newcastle United’s squad lacks the depth to deal with the rigours of Championship life.
But Shola was quick to pay tribute to the Geordie fans and claims it is they who are making Newcastle “fight” for their lives amid the current backdrop of a political storm and failed search for new owners.
Ameobi blasted the match-winning goal against Sheffield Wednesday, but Newcastle finished the game with both Shola and strike partner Andy Carroll nursing knocks, with the toothless Xisco and inexperienced Nile Ranger exposing the frailties of United’s wafer-thin squad.
Caretaker boss Chris Hughton is expected to wrap his twin towers in cotton wool before they set off for London tomorrow to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday at Selhurst Park.
United are still negotiating with both Sol Campbell and Peter Lovenkrands to bolster their squad, but Ameobi’s concerns are growing when it comes to numbers, with Newcastle down to the bare bones and facing THREE games in the space of 11 days.
Ameobi told the Chronicle: “We haven’t got many players.
“I thought that showed. There are a lot of heavy legs.
“There’s a lot of games, and we haven’t got many players to rotate.
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