The iconic former Newcastle United striker, Shola Ameobi, has failed in his bid to land a contract at Charlton Athletic.
The striker has been on the look out for a new club since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer, having made just four appearances for the Eagles.
He has spent the last week on trial at the Kent club, but manager, Guy Luzon, and his coaching staff have decided against offering the former Nigerian international a contract.
Ameobi has found difficulty in securing a new club since departing Selhurst Park with Bolton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday offering him a trial but not a deal.
He may no longer be at Newcastle, but he will always be held in high regard by Toon fans. In spite of never having the best scoring record, he rightly earned himself legendary status among the Toon faithful, largely for his prolific goalscoring form against North East rivals, Sunderland (7 goals in 12 games).
Heading into this weekend’s Tyne-Wear Derby, we’ll be sad not to have him. Nonetheless, as we saw from last weekend’s demolishing of Norwich City, we certainly have the firepower. Let’s hope someone can step up and earn the reputation that Shola Ameobi so jubilantly earned.