The Toon will meet Leeds United.
Ameobi told the Evening Chronicle: "It is really frustrating when you are on the bench and you can't do anything about it.
"Now we have the opportunity to play and make the difference. This is a massive opportunity to stake a claim. I enjoy playing with Paul (Dummett) and we work well together.
"It's going to be a massive game and I'm looking forward to it.
"It is another opportunity to play again. I'm going to stake a claim."