Ameobi: 'It's time to roll up our sleeves'

07 December 2011 09:44
Newcastle may have started the season in fantastic form, but Shola Ameobi says it is now time to show some fight.

Shola Ameobi: “We just have to stay together as a team.“You will lose games, that’s a given. It’s how we come back and how we respond.

“The manager was quite positive after the game. The dressing room’s still positive as well. We’re in the position we’re in because we’ve done well this season.“We have to remember what we’ve achieved, and now take that confidence forward to Norwich.

“We have played the top three teams in a row and it has been a tough run for us. We have to take confidence from where we’re at, and our league position.“It’s a big blow losing two centre-backs (Coloccini and Taylor), as they’ve been stalwarts for our team.

“It’ll be tough for us, but this fight and desire that people talk about has to come to the fore again. Whoever steps in has to bring everything they’ve got. I’m sure we will be all right.”