Ameobi said: "It's been frustrating, sitting on the bench every week and watching the lads out there doing their best to try to win.
"As a player, you want to be involved and help in any way you can. At the moment, that's me coming off the bench and I just have to do what I can.
"Hopefully, I can make an impact like I did on Saturday. I'm just really delighted that we sent everyone home happy for Christmas."