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Ameobi is a Magpie - again!

4 February 2017

Notts County have confirmed the signing of striker Shola Ameobi.

A former team-mate of manager Kevin Nolan from their time together at Newcastle United, Ameobi has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.

The Nigerian international, who won 10 caps for his country, brings close to 300 games of Premier League experience and played most recently for Fleetwood Town in League One last season.

Ameobi will wear number nine for the Magpies.

Nolan said: "Shola is a great lad and he has kept himself in great shape by training with Newcastle's Under 23 side for the last six months.

"I'm delighted we have been able to get the deal done."

Ameobi, 35, added: "It's a huge honour for me to join a club like this, one of the founder members of the Football League.

"I know the manager and Alan Smith very well from our days at Newcastle so it has been great to join up with them again.

"I feel I can use my experience to help the club on and off the pitch and the manager will value that."

Ameobi's last competitive appearance came in April 2016 and the attacker is looking forward to getting back into the thick of the action.

"It's all about playing - that's all that matters," he said. "Regardless of who you play, you still get the same buzz and the adrenaline still pumps.

"I'm really excited to get back playing again and hopefully we can start off with a win."

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