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Newcastle ready for Ameobi battle with Nigerian FA

Newcastle United are ready to dig in over their row with the Nigerian FA regarding Shola Ameobi's African Nations Cup selection.

Toon boss Alan Pardew is expected to have more to say today on Shola Ameobi's selection in a 26-man provisional Nigeria squad.

The Journal says Newcastle thought they had a gentleman's agreement with the striker he would not make himself available for the tournament.

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