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Scout Report: Sammy Ameobi

Bolton Wanderers signed five players on deadline day, here's how good they according to fans who've watched them play.

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By far the most surprising of Bolton Wanderer's five deadline day additions was that of Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi on loan until January. The gangly attacker, younger brother of former Wanderer Shola, has been around for a while now but has never really managed to break into Newcastle's first team or truly impress wherever he's gone out on loan.

The skilful winger made an impressive cameo on his debut against Southend United, but what can we expect from Sammy as the season goes on? Cardiff City fan Scott Johnson and Newcastle fan Steph share some insight into our new number 22.

Scott Johnson, @roathboy

Sammy Ameobi is technically excellent. He has great balance and close control, unfortunately he has all of the technique and none of the fitness.

In some games, Ameobi would come on late as a sub and still be knackered way before the end. He struggles with asthma and it has seriously hampered his career. I guess that's why he's playing in League One rather than the Premier League.

He's also one of those players without a clearly defined position. Not fit enough for the wing or physical enough for central midfield. He's probably best as a deep-lying forward.

I wish him well. Cardiff fans were rooting for him, but it was pretty clear quite early on that his impact would be disappointingly minimal. There's a player in there though.

Steph, @StephNUFC

Six years from his first team debut at Newcastle United, Sammy Ameobi's career is at a crossroads. He hasn't lived up to the hope that he might have been the more talented out of him and his older brother Shola.

Quicker than his brother (you'll know that from first hand), you wouldn't have him down as a winger when you first clocked him. At 6ft 4inches, it's often joked that only at Newcastle's failing academy could we produce something unorthodoxed as that.

There's not really much I can tell you about what you can expect from him but I will warn you now that he suffers from chronic asthma which may count against him as I think that is the big reasons he's struggled to forge a career at Newcastle United.

I leave you with this and the hope that he can find his feet at Bolton. It's hard to know if he'll be a success but he's a nice lad with a good attitude.