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Former Premier League striker on life at Fleetwood Town

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has been explaining why he joined Sky Bet League One Fleetwood on a deal until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old has been without a club since his contract with Bolton came to an end last month.

Ameobi made 312 appearances and scored 53 goals during his 14-year stay at Newcastle, which came to an end in 2014.

He subsequently had a spell in Turkey before joining Crystal Palace then moved on to Bolton with whom he signed a short-term deal in October.

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Fleetwood Town: Sacking in 'best interests' of club

The chairman of Fleetwood Town says sacking Graham Alexander was in the 'best interests' of the club.

In a statement, Andy Pilley said:

“It is an extremely unpleasant part of being Chairman having to make such a decision, however ultimately, for a number of reasons; I felt this was in the best interests of the Club.

“I would like to place on record my personal thanks for the success Graham brought us with the promotion to League One, his supreme professionalism and for all the hard work he invested over his time here at Fleetwood, and wish him all the best for the future.”

The club said they will make a further announcement in due course.

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