Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi wants kid brother Sammy to be a Toon star.

Ameobi Sr hopes Sammy will go on to even greater heights than he has achieved in a black and white shirt.

"I'm sure he's well aware of how hard it's going to be, and what he has to put in to make it to the very top," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"But I want to see him surpass anything I've ever done in this game and I know he has the ability to do that. He can do that, without a shadow of a doubt."