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Ameobi agrees new deal with Notts County

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Experienced Notts County striker Shola Ameobi has signed a new contract with the League Two club.

The 35-year-old, who joined the Magpies in February as a free agent, played a huge role under former Newcastle teammate Kevin Nolan, scoring four goals in 17 appearances as the side comfortably avoided relegation.

It has been a successful summer so far for Nolan and Notts, with the likes of Jon Stead and Curtis Thompson committing their futures to the club, and Ameobi’s new contract is another encouraging sign at Meadow Lane.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the powerful striker said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club so far and I’m excited for what next season holds in store.

“I’ve been taken aback by the support of the fans, who have welcomed me into their club with open arms, and I’m determined to help make the 2017-18 campaign an enjoyable and successful one for them.”

While Notts haven’t revealed the length of the contract, Nolan is delighted Ameobi has extended his stay with the club –  and that he’s been able to keep his squad together.

He said: “It’s great that the players have bought into what we want to try and do here.

“We now have the rest of the summer to look at ways we can develop and improve the squad.”

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