Roeder Rules Out Ameobi!

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Meanwhile Kevin Keegan is trying to build up his player, who was plainly unwanted by previous boss Sam Allardyce, by suggesting Ameobi could be as good as Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor.

Kevin Keegan: "If you look at Adebayor, what I would say to Shola Ameobi is what I saw of Adebayor a year and a half ago when he first came on to the scene is what I saw of Ameobi when he first came on to the scene.

"That guy has kicked on and Shola has had injuries and other little problems, I guess, but he is 26 now and I don't think it is too late.

"Everywhere you go when you see a performance like that, you can say to a player, 'He is a similar size to you. Has he got more ability than you?'.

"Well, it would look so at the moment, but truthfully, I think Shola has got a lot of stuff packaged there that hasn't quite come out properly yet.

"People might say Alan Shearer was dominating when he was here - of course he was; so was (Thierry) Henry, but Adebayor has gone straight in and filled his boots.

"That's not easy, that's almost as difficult as filling Alan Shearer's here."