Shola Ameobi Signs for Fleetwood Town

  • February 12, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Shola Ameobi has joined League One side Fleetwood Town on a free transfer, signing a deal until the end of the season.

Ameobi was available as a free agent following his release by Bolton, who were halted in their efforts to retain the services of the former Newcastle United forward by a transfer embargo placed upon them by the Football League.

The 34-year-old, who scored twice in 10 games for Wanderers, will go straight into the Fleetwood squad for Saturday's game against Port Vale and he hopes to play a part in the ongoing development and improvement of the rising club.

"I spoke to the owner Andy Pilley on Wednesday night and he explained to me what he wanted to do here," Ameobi told Fleetwood's official website. "I was really excited to come down and join.

"I was intrigued to see what the place was all about, but now that I've seen it I'm just excited to be here and will hopefully lend a bit of experience and quality to the squad.

"The training facilities are magnificent considering where the Club were a few years ago, so to have something like this is great testament to the owner.

"The ambition was the one thing that really stood out for me. The owner, the manager and the lads are all ambitious and it was something I really wanted to be a part of.

"At the end of the day it's about what feels right, and when I got here it really felt right. I got a good vibe from the manager and his staff.

"I want to give it my all to whoever I play for and it's important that the relationship is there. It was certainly the case when I came here.

"I will always try and lend my experiences to the younger players coming through here. The manager feels an experienced head can guide them along.

"Helping to develop young players is something I take really seriously and have done throughout my career. I aim to do the same here."

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