Guest hindu times Posted April 17, 2007 Share Posted April 17, 2007 Ameobi green light for returnApr 17 2007 By Alan Oliver, The Evening Chronicle Shola Ameobi will make his Newcastle United comeback in tonight's game with Middlesbrough Reserves at the Riverside Stadium. And also included in the United side will be Titus Bramble, Peter Ramage, Charles N'Zogbia and Saturday's top man Andy Carroll. This means all five of them will be under scrutiny tonight in view of Sunday's game with Chelsea at St James' Park. United did not expect to see Ameobi back in a black-and- white shirt this season after he flew off to Colorado for a hip operation in November. And what Ameobi would give to be involved against Chelsea - a team he has always loved playing against. Story continues ADVERTISEMENT Bramble, of course, grabbed the winner against the champions in the final game of last season at St James' Park - a goal that meant United qualified for the InterToto Cup and eventually the UEFA Cup. With no contract offer on the table, Bramble must know deep down that he will not be at St James' next season, but the ball is very much in the former Ipswich defender's court as far as Sunday is concerned. Roeder is unlikely to turn to Craig Moore after the way the Aussie let the water in at Portsmouth, and Oguchi Onyewu looks just short of what is needed in the hurly-burly of the Premiership. Moore and Charles N'Zogbia were the two players substituted by Roeder in the first half at Fratton Park and given an interval blasting by the United boss. The word from the N'Zogbia camp is that the midfielder was not happy and there is even talk of a transfer request. But it is questionable as to who would want to pay money for N'Zogbia after what he has produced this season. At this moment Newcastle United is probably the best club N'Zogbia is going to get, and he should look at the way the careers of his compatriots Didier Domi and Laurent Robert nose-dived as soon as they left St James' Park. N'Zogbia has to show he wants to play for United - starting at the Riverside tonight. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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