3 goals in 4 games - Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi in red hot form

Shola Ameobi is enjoying time in Turkey this season.

This summer finally saw Shola Ameobi part company with Newcastle United. The Nigerian international made his debut for The Magpies in the year 2000 and looked a real talent - with hope high he could go on to become a regular goal scorer for his club.

However, the giant front-man struggled with injuries throughout his time at the club, which began in 1995.

His best tally for the club in a single season was only 11 and he managed 79 goals in 397 appearances - which would have surely been more should injury have not restricted his progress at vital times.

This summer, with the expiration of his contract, he ended his 19 year association with Newcastle - joining Turkish outfit Gaziantep BB.

The club, who were founded after Ameobi became a Newcastle trainee, are currently in the TFF First League - the second tier of Turkish football.

And he is in fine form, Newcastle United fans will be over the moon to hear.

He has played four games for the club, scoring three goals, including a brace against Elazigspor this weekend.

Unfortunately we could not hunt down a video of goals from the Turkish second division but rest assured that a Newcastle hero is doing just fine in his new home.

Long may it continue.

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