Ambrose seeks goals

Last updated : 17 May 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The youngster made his name as a goalscoring winger at Ipswich Town, and given the opportunity he believes he can repeat those feats at St James’ Park.

"I see myself as a goalscoring midfielder and I think the amount of goals I'm capable of getting from midfield is one of my major strengths," Ambrose told The Journal.

"I scored 11 goals for Ipswich Town in my first full season and I hope to be able to do the same for Newcastle United, given a chance.

"Of course I like to set goals up for other people, and that is a major part of my games as well, but you cannot beat the thrill of scoring and I, like any footballer, crave that thrill.

"I don't like tap-ins either. It's the spectacular ones for me. If you stick the ball in the top corner, that is perfect.

"If you can add goals from midfield, it takes the pressure of the strikers and scares other sides," he continued.

"If you look at Manchester United and Arsenal, they have goals coming from all over the pitch as well as from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Thierry Henry.

"I'm not going to set myself any targets as I have no idea how many games I will play next season, but it is definitely something I hope I can bring to Newcastle United."