Dyer backing Middlesbrough pal Ameobi to be Newcastle success

Kieron Dyer was delighted for Middlesbrough teammate Sammy Ameobi as they both struck in victory over Cardiff City.

Kieron Dyer was delighted for Middlesbrough teammate Sammy Ameobi as they both struck in victory over Cardiff City.

Dyer says on-loan Newcastle United winger Ameobi is sure to avoid the same pitfalls that he experienced while a Toon star.

The former England international, 34, said: “It’s completely different being a young player these days to when I was coming through.

“When I went to Newcastle, you didn’t have a player liaison officer, or anything like that to help.

“One minute I was at Ipswich and the next I was flying to Newcastle and living on the Quayside.

“You had thousands of pounds given to you every week, there was no advice and as a result you make mistakes.

“These days young lads now have a liaison officer, people advising them what to do with their money, reminding them to keep out of town, advising them to buy houses.

“It’s different to when I was a young lad as part of the brat pack.”

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