By Harry Sykes

Sammy Ameobi has joined Bolton on loan from Newcastle until January, it was announced on Wednesday night.

The Magpies confirmed on their official website and Twitter account that the versatile forward will spent the first half of the season at the League One club.

Ameobi will follow in the footsteps of his older brother Shola, who spent three months with the Trotters last season.

The 24-year-old will remain at Bolton until Monday, 2nd January after being deemed surplus to requirements at Newcastle.

The Newcastle academy graduate, who last appeared for the Magpies’ first team in May 2015, has scored four goals in 67 matches for the club since breaking into the first team in 2011.

The former England Under-21 international spent the whole of the 2015-16 campaign on loan at Cardiff, having previously enjoyed a loan spell at Middlesbrough.

In other Newcastle transfer news, pundit Paul Merson was appalled at the deadline day conduct of Moussa Sissoko.