Published 06/12/2012 | 05:00
Sammy Ameobi has revealed Newcastle manager Alan Pardew called his players in on Sunday to stress the importance of tonight's Europa League game in Bordeaux. Newcastle must win tonight in their final Group D game to top the group, thus ensuring they would avoid a club falling out of the Champions League when the competition starts again in February.
"With the squad that we've got, and the players to come back, we've got a huge opportunity to progress," said Ameobi. "The manager had us in on Sunday and said that he wants us to come first. We know there are some good teams coming down from the Champions League."
Newcastle's flight out yesterday was delayed because of snow.
Bordeaux v Newcastle,
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