Shola Ameobi has proved himself the great survivor at Newcastle United.

Big Shola has seen 28 strikers arrive at Newcastle since his debut, with the latest being Papiss Demba Cisse.

Ameobi said: "Somebody asked me how many strikers we'd signed since I made my debut, and I guessed 28. So I wasn't too far off. It's a lot, nearly as many as managers here!

"Nothing will change for me. You've got to fight for places at every club in every position. It makes me work harder."