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.”