Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi rates the coming weeks the biggest of his career.

Ameobi is determined to show he can be part of Toon's future.

He told The Journal: "The next four weeks are the most important of my entire career here.

"I'm excited and I'm making sure I'm making sure I'm at the top of my game - both physically and mentally. The next four or five games makes our season. As a player and as a fan I understand how important all these matches are, but Benfica stands out and of course the derby game too."