Former Newcastle United striker joins until the end of the seasonFleetwood Town are delighted to announce the signing of former Premier League striker Shola Ameobi ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash against Port Vale.
The former England U21 and Nigerian international has joined the Cod Army until the end of the season.
Ameobi, who has made 298 appearances in the Premier League for both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, will bring a wealth of experience to the Cod Army squad.
The 6”3 striker has even scored for the Magpies in the Champions League against FC Barcelona and was recently playing regular first team football at Bolton Wanderers.
Shola turned down different offers in favour of a move to the Fylde Coast and manager Steven Pressley is delighted to have the frontman on board.
He said: “In January we signed a number of younger players and it was vital to the group that we brought in a player with experience.
“We certainly couldn’t get any more experience than Shola Ameobi and we are absolutely delighted with that. He is not only a very good player; he is a terrific character that can bring a lot to the group.
“It is vital that he has been playing as sometimes unattached players at this stage in the season, the one thing they are lacking is a level of fitness.
“Shola has been involved at Bolton Wanderers on a regular basis for the vast majority of the season and he is raring to go ahead of Saturday’s trip to Port Vale.”