The 24-year-old is currently on loan at League One club Bolton Wanderers.
The goalkeeper is currently out with a serious knee injury.
Sunderland have come out on top in the last six meetings between the two Premier League strugglers.
Ameobi thinks that Mitrovic still needs time to adapt.
The 19-year-old is enjoying a successful loan spell with League One side Coventry City.
Shola Ameobi believes Newcastle have the quality to stay in the Premier League.
Shola Ameobi will be released by Bolton Wanderers at the end of the week, should Leeds United make a move?
Shola Ameobi + Emile Heskey is the strike force that dreams are made of.
The St James' Park outfit have wished one of their most loyal servants good luck.
We look at the top five Tyne-Wear derbies in the Premier League era ahead of this Sunday’s crucial showdown between fierce rivals, Newcastle and Sunderland.