Newcastle fans react as outcast makes rare appearance in win over Burton

While the main talking point in the Championship match between Newcastle United and Burton Albion at St James’ Park on Wednesday night was the performance of referee Keith Stroud, there was also a rare outing off the bench for Sammy Ameobi.

The 24-year-old made just his fourth appearance for the club this season – and his first since the start of February – as he replaced Christian Atsu late on in the Magpies 1-0 victory.

Having spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Cardiff City and the first half of this campaign with League One high-flyers Bolton Wanderers, the forward’s United career appeared to be over.

While that may still be the case, he will certainly be more optimistic of securing a future if he continues to get opportunities on the pitch.

Newcastle fans were quick to have their say on the appearance of Ameobi via social media, and their comments didn’t come without some criticism.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to his performance…