Ameobi, 30, is set to be on the bench again at West Brom today.
"Personally, it's been frustrating. You want to play every game," said Ameobi.
"It's a squad game in this day and age, but I've not got many years left and I want to make the most of them.
"There's Papiss, too, who's a natural goalscorer. He makes things out of nothing. It will take him time to settle in, but Demba has been great for him.
"I truly hope Papiss can be a great No 9."