After falling down the pecking order at St James’ Park, the 20-year-old moved to the Riverside on-loan in February and will spend the rest of the campaign with the Teessiders.
The influx of French players during the January transfer window meant it was unlikely that the youngster would see much first-team action, and boss Alan Pardew felt a spell away from the club was exactly what he needed.
Ameobi admits that he is loving life with the Championship club and is enjoying getting into the thick of the action with Boro trying desperately to net a play-off berth this term.
“It’s going well – I’m glad to be getting some games under my belt,” he said. “I’m feeling part of the team. Hopefully, I’ll continue getting games and impress the manager.”
The Newcastle-born starlet admits that he has developed as a player with Tony Mowbray’s side and hopes that he will be able to replicate that form when he rejoins the Magpies.
“I’ve already taken a lot from the games I’ve played, and I’m stronger physically,” he added. “Hopefully, I can bring that back to Newcastle.”
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