Sammy Ameobi will be 'danger' for rivals says Middlesbrough FC boss Neil Warnock

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Neil Warnock is confident that new signing Sammy Ameobi will constitute a 'danger' to Championship defences after bringing the winger back for a second spell to Teesside.

New Middlesbrough FC signing Sammy Ameobi, pictured in action for Nottingham Forest against Rotherham United last season. Picture: PA.
New Middlesbrough FC signing Sammy Ameobi, pictured in action for Nottingham Forest against Rotherham United last season. Picture: PA.

Ameobi has signed a two-year deal with the option of a third, with the Newcastle-born player having returned to his native north east after leaving Nottingham Forest.

He joins the club on a free transfer.

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The 29-year-old, who spent a loan spell at Boro in 2013, will provide a welcome new addition on the flanks following the departure of loan players Yannick Bolaise and Neeskens Kebano and also Marvin Johnson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

On signing the former Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers player, Warnock said: “As soon as I became aware Sammy was available I let him know I wanted him, and we had a few good conversations.

"I thought it was important he could see what he could do for us, and what I could do for him.

"I've always thought he's a danger, and I'll be looking to use that danger and have a system where I can get him in positive forward positions."

Ameobi has become Boro's second signing of the close season following the earlier arrival of QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley.