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12th Feb 2016

Shola Ameobi has found himself a new club

Tom Victor

Shola Ameobi is one of those footballers you always want to see do well.

The local boy come good is much beloved by Newcastle United supporters, while he endeared himself to Bolton fans this season by offering to play for the club for free.

Unfortunately that move was blocked due to an embargo on the Trotters registering new players, but the veteran striker has stayed in Lancashire, joining Fleetwood Town on a free transfer.

Fleetwood is Ameobi’s fourth club since leaving St James’ Park in 2014.

He moved to Turkish team Gaziantep BB, before returning to England with Crystal Palace and then Bolton, where he scored twice in eight appearances.

But now he has the chance to follow in the footsteps of the greats, like Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy and Puskas Award nominee David Ball. And people said he was finished.