Bolton Wanderers are seeking a promotion to the English Championship this term and Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi joined on loan to help them achieve their aim.
The assistant manager of the Trotters, Steve Parkin has said that Ameobi can fulfill his talent at the club if he remains hardworking during trainings.
Ameobi has made 12 appearances in the League One this season. He has made seven starts, scoring two times. The 24-year old is in the final year of his deal with Newcastle United. He has been playing as a substitute for a long time. More than half of his 110 appearances have been as a substitute.
Parkin has said that the player, a younger brother of former Newcastle star Shola Ameobi, can prove himself at Lancashire as he desires consistency.
“The lad is a talent, there’s no doubt about that. He just needs a run in the team and to be given a chance. I think we’ve done that for him.
“We’ve reiterated to him in training how important it is to work on his fitness so he can play full games, or certainly 70 or 80 minutes. He’s worked really hard at that,” Parkin said.
Bolton are second in the standings and are working hard at leaving the League One. For a side that used to play in the Premier League, they are in a hurry to return gradually to top flight football. If Ameobi can impress at Bolton, the player might continue with them to the Championship.
“His levels and figures in training are very good and he’s a talented lad. He must be very difficult to mark,” Parkin added on the player’s stats. Even if Ameobi doesn’t get a new deal, he would hope he’s done enough to get an offer elsewhere.