SAMMY Ameobi paid tribute to the patience and backing of Newcastle United’s fans as they go through their worst Premier League run since relegation.
Restlessness is to be expected after a poor run of form but Newcastle’s fans have, on the whole, stuck by both the squad and their manager. And Ameobi – one of the youngsters given a chance courtesy of the injury crisis – is thankful for their backing.
“The fans have been great. At a time like this when we haven’t been doing too great they’re still behind us,” he said. “Against Stoke we played a lot better than we have been recently and I think they recognised that.
“There were positives that came out of the Stoke game, now we have to recognise that and put it into practice against Wigan, when hopefully we’ll get a win.”
The pace of the emerging “crisis” at Newcastle has surprised all at St James’ Park, not least Ameobi junior.
“It’s been a massive turnaround since Brugge. We were all on massive highs then suddenly one game we didn’t do so well and it’s affected us for the next few games,” he said.
“Having so many games and injuries and Europe and what not have taken their toll. It’s not just the same for us, a lot of teams have problems like that. You just have to take it on and go for it. We’re in that ditch now but we’ve just got to climb out of it.”