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Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi: I'm so proud of Sammy

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi is delighted seeing kid brother Sammy Ameobi get his chance this season.

The brothers were on the scoresheet in midweek for victory in the Capital One Cup.

"It's games that matter. I went through this under Sir Bobby Robson. You can train all you like and work as hard as you want, but games is what gets you that experience. And hard-fought games like that are always good to get under your belt, especially early in the season," Shola told the Mail on Sunday.

"There's obviously a sense of pride when I see him play well and obviously seeing him score is magnificent, regardless of where you're playing or who it is against. We were speaking after the game, and you could see the smile on his face and obviously he's elated.

"As a brother, I want to wish him as much success as I can. He's shown that he' s becoming a good player and he's understanding the game. He's turning into a player that Newcastle can really make into a great player. I feel a lot of pride in that, being his brother."

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