Nigeria’s Shola Ameobi joins English League One club Fleetwood Town

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Shola Ameobi has joined English League One outfit Fleetwood Town till the end of the season.

The 34-year-old was released by Bolton Wanderers in January as the Trotters were unable to offer him a new deal owing to their state of finance.

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

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

Ameobi who had featured for Newcastle United, Gaziantep BB and Crystal Palace is likely to make his debut for Highbury Stadium side against Port Vale on Saturday.