Aberdeen chalk up Dublin win
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:23:00
Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones claims there is no substance to reports linking him with Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.
It has been suggested that the Owls are among those considering an approach for a man being heavily linked with a move away from St James' Park.
Ameobi has slipped down the attacking pecking order at Newcastle and has just a year left to run on his current contract on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew has also admitted to being in the hunt for a new frontman this summer, which would further restrict the 31-year-old's first team opportunities.
Whether he does move on during the summer window remains to be seen, but Jones insists there is no chance of him ending up at Hillsborough.
He has been left bemused by some of the transfer rumours doing the rounds, with the Owls in no position to finance the kind of deals being discussed.
He told the Sheffield Star on the Ameobi link: "I don't know where people keep getting these names from.
"One minute it is Kenwyne Jones and the next it is Shola Ameobi.
"People keep linking us with players who are at clubs with far bigger wage bills than ourselves. It is absolutely ridiculous."
The Dons are due also due to face Malahide United and Shelbourne during their week-long trip and got off to the perfect start at the UCD Bowl.
An early strike from Josh Magennis set the Scottish Premier League side on their way before Jonny Hayes added a second on the half-hour mark.
Niall McGinn struck for the Reds - who included former Scotland cap Barry Robson but not new signing Nicky Weaver - just after the break while Peter Pawlett wrapped up a convincing victory with a goal three minutes from time.
Ross County, meanwhile, also secured a 4-0 triumph as they saw off Highland League outfit Nairn County at Station Park.
New Dutch strikers Kevin Luckassen and Darren Maatsen netted either side of goals from Ivan Sproule and Steven Ross, while the Staggies also fielded fellow new recruits Ben Gordon, Steven Saunders and Marc Klok.
Also, ex-Dundee United and Aberdeen midfielder Mark Kerr and David Louhoungou - formerly of Hamilton - were among five trialists who turned out for Partick Thistle in their 0-0 draw with Livingston at the Energy Assets Arena.