Ameobi relishes Carroll reunion

The Magpies could come up against Carroll for the first time on
Sunday since his big-money move to Liverpool during the January
transfer window. Carroll is battling to be fit for the game against
his old club after missing last weekend’s thumping of Birmingham
with a knee injury. Ameobi knows his side face a tough task against
Liverpool whether or not Carroll is playing. “With Carroll or
without Carroll I’m looking forward to it,” said Ameobi. “It’s a
game that historically hasn’t been great for us but I think we’re
trying to turn tides here on Tyneside. “Hopefully we can get
another massive result. We beat them at our place earlier in the
season so it’s not impossible. “It will be a tough game with or
without Andy playing. We just have to be focused and hopefully we
can come through that one.” Meanwhile, Ameobi is hoping Newcastle
can end the season on a high by finishing above rivals Sunderland
in the table. “You want to finish as the top team in the region,”
added Ameobi. “It didn’t look very likely until a few weeks ago but
we’ve dug in and done well as of late while they’ve had a poor run.
They got a great victory against Wigan. “It’s something we’re
focusing on but we’ll take it game by game and hopefully finish on
top.”