Former Newcastle and Notts County striker Shola Ameobi has been speaking to Sky Sports about the Magpies, revealing they have huge ambitions despite languishing in the bottom half of League Two.
Ameobi left the club last season following an unsuccessful play off campaign, but Ameobi revealed that they’re hoping to challenge neighbours and rivals Nottingham Forest every week.
“It’s a big, big club. They’ve got their neighbours next door in the Championship,” said Ameobi, speaking to Sky Sports. “They want to be alongside Nottingham Forest competing with them week in, week out. The owner has that ambition.”
He claims that new manager Harry Kewell has a tough job on his hands matching their achievements last season.
“Things didn’t start how he wanted this year. We had a great run last year under Kevin, who did a fantastic job for me with the resources we had at the time. It will be a tough job for Harry. We did really well last year.”
The magpies are currently 20th in the division with 12 points, just three wins outside the play off race this season.
Notts County will be fine, they might not be challenging Forest any time soon, but in the short-term they’ve turned a corner.
Ameobi is wrong about last season, the collapsed after Christmas and that cost them automatic promotion. If Kewell gets them firing, they could eclipse Nolan’s ‘achievements’.