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Fleetwood sign former Newcastle man Shola Ameobi

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League One side Fleetwood Town have signed striker Shola Ameobi until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old former Nigeria international was released by Bolton Wanderers last month as they were unable to offer him a new deal due to their financial problems.

He is available for Fleetwood’s game at Port Vale on Saturday.

“In January we signed a number of younger players and it was vital to the group that we brought in a player with experience,” boss Steven Pressley told the club website.

“We certainly couldn’t get any more experience than Shola and we are absolutely delighted with that.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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