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Ameobi eyes Newcastle stardom

Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi has set his sights on being a star for club and country.

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Sammy Ameobi: Big plans for his Newcastle career

Sammy Ameobi: Big plans for his Newcastle career

Ameobi, the younger brother of Toon striker Shola, made an impressive impact against Bruges in midweek and has been earmarked for the top by Magpies boss Alan Pardew.

And while the 20-year-old is some way off becoming Newcastle's next great No 9, the lanky left-footer has big ambitions.

"I would love to get to that stage. It's still at the beginning for me but hopefully one day," Ameobi told The Sun on Sunday.

"Everyone dreams of playing for their local club. I've had that opportunity to do so and I'm really grateful. Obviously Andy (Carroll) has moved on now. It's something we've had to deal with and we got Papiss (Cisse) who's a great player.

"But I am only in a position where I have just started to play for the first-team. I am not getting ahead of myself. I am just on the verge but I feel that I'm beyond that point where I am the new kid on the block.

"I am here to start making a difference in games now and showing I want to get to the top."

Ameobi has been called up by Stuart Pearce for the England Under 21 squad and is hoping to outshine his brother Shola, who was recently named in the Nigeria squad.

"It is a competition between us and I'd like to surpass him in whatever way I can. I can do that by getting into the England team," he added.

"Shola's decided to play for Nigeria but England would be my first choice. I was born and brought up here and have only really played English football."

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