The Magpies have lost Steven Taylor for the remainder of the season whilst captain Fabricio Coloccini could be on the sidelines for a few weeks but Ameobi says the quality of the squad can cover their absences even after two losses and a draw from their past three outings.
"It's a big blow losing two centre-backs as they have been stalwarts for our team. It will be tough for us - but this fight and desire that people talk about has to come to the fore again," Ameobi told The Chronicle.
"Whoever steps in has to bring everything they've got, but I am sure we will be all right. We just have to stay together as a team. You will lose games, that's a given - it is how we come back and how we respond."