Hunt for Ameobi replacement

04 September 2009 03:23
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is trying to secure a loan deal for Marlon Harewood as he attempts to fill a striking void caused by the injury to Shola Ameobi.[LNB] It is thought the permanent transfer of the Aston Villa frontman was on the table but the two parties could not agree on personal terms.[LNB]Hughton is still keen to sort out a three-month loan agreement for Harewood ahead of Newcastle's next league fixture - a trip to Cardiff .[LNB]United have made a strong start to the season and Amoebi's goals have been a crucial factor but he is facing a two-month lay-off with a stress fracture of his right foot.[LNB]Hughton told the Newcastle Chronicle: "Shola has been a really important part of things so far this season.[LNB]"It is not just his goals, it is his influence off the field. He has scored goals and has played well. He'll be a big miss."[LNB]Loaned outFive goals in five games has re-ignited Amoebi's career and standing within the Geordie faithful.[LNB]His efforts have played a major part in taking Newcastle top of the Championship table and Hughton hopes Harewood can help his side maintain their momentum.[LNB]The Villa striker is out of favour with Martin O'Neill and last season was loaned out to Wolves for two months.[LNB]But Hughton does have another option if he fails to land Harewood.[LNB]Peter Lovenkrands returned to St James' Park as the transfer window closed. The 29-year-old Dane was released by the club in May but has now signed a three-year deal.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports