Sammy Ameobi hoping to follow in Shola’s footsteps

Forward targets goals after joining Wanderers on loan from Newcastle United

Sammy Ameobi is hoping to hit the ground running at Wanderers as he looks to follow in his older brother’s footsteps.

Sibling Shola scored on his Whites debut against Leeds United last season as the popular striker left his mark on the club despite only enjoying a brief stint at Macron Stadium.

And having spoken to his brother before making the move to Bolton on loan from Newcastle United, Sammy is targeting goals ahead of a potential debut against Southend United.

“I’m very excited to be here, it’s a big club,” Ameobi told “Obviously my brother was here not too long ago and he said some really great things about the club.

“I’m definitely looking to follow in his footsteps. From what Shola said he had a great experience here and hopefully I can come here, do well and hopefully have a good connection with the fans, also.”

The versatile forward continued: “I want to bring some goals and assists to the team this season. It’s been a great start. 

“We’re top of the league and I’m looking to maintain that – it’s why I’m here, we’ve got a great chance of going up and I want to contribute to that.

“I’ve really enjoyed training and get on really well with the lads. I’ve met some of them before so have settled in well. 

“I’m happy to be a Bolton player. I’m excited to be here and can’t wait to get started. They’re a good group of lads and I’m looking forward to playing with them. 

“It’s down to the manager. He has decisions to make but I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll get the chance to play this weekend.”

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