Ameobi - We'll beat rough patch
Sammy Ameobi is refusing to panic over Newcastle's 'small rough patch' and is confident they can keep flying high in the league.
Last Updated: 14/12/11 10:44am
Sammy Ameobi is refusing to panic over Newcastle's 'small rough patch' and is confident they can keep flying high in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew's men made a storming start to the season which left them sitting second in the top-flight table just over a month ago.
However injuries and suspensions, coupled with a tough run of fixtures, have seen the Magpies struggle in recent weeks and they are now without a win in four following defeat at Norwich on Saturday.
That dip in form has prompted inevitable questions over their staying power but 19-year-old forward Ameobi is adamant they can recover.
He told Journal Live: "There is no need to start panicking or worrying because we're having a little spell. We've got massive talent in this squad and we'll be able to stay up there.
"We've had a little bit of a rough patch, that's true. But which team in the league doesn't have one? Even Manchester City have lost a game now.
"To be where we are, we deserve it. We've got the talent to be seventh in the league and the injuries won't affect us.
"It's a small rough patch but we'll come through it. We're sure of that."
The Magpies entertain Swansea at the weekend and Ameobi is in the frame to start ahead of the misfiring Gabriel Obertan.
He added: "We'll be able to bounce back against Swansea - there's a huge amount of confidence in the squad that we'll be able to do that. There's no fear from us and confidence is still very high."