Sammy Ameobi sparkles and Shola scores for Newcastle

The Nigerian brothers combined to help their club snag a point in an Europa Cup encounter on Thursday

The Ameobi brothers combined on Thursday to rescue a point for Newcastle in their Matchday 4 tie against Club Brugge in Belgium which ended 2-2.

And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on the evidence of Sammy’s display has predicted a bright future for the 20-year old Nigerian

Sammy set up his elder brother in the 43rdminute to bring the scores to 2-2, after Newcastle had been down 2-0 in the first 20 minutes. Shola is expected to make his Super Eagles debut against Venezuela on November 14 in Miami, USA.

“I thought they were both good tonight. We had Ameobi to Ameobi - which is almost like a song - for the second goal, which was nice.

“It was a great little turn from Sammy. He has just got this way of getting out of corners that I have not seen many players being able to get out of. He wriggles out of situations.

“He still needs to tighten up a little bit on the tactical and intelligence sides of the game. He takes people on where perhaps he should pass.

“But he will learn that. He showed his talent tonight - and he marks at set-plays, which he needs to do. He's 6'5".

'He's not very good at it, but he's learning,” Pardew added.

Sammy was invited to the U-21 side last year but did not make the final squad that played at the Fifa U-21 World Cup in Colombia. He has also been recently invited to the England U-21 side.

Caretaker Brugge boss Philippe Clement was in philosophical mood after the game.

He said: 'I think as a team, we can be happy with the way we played. For the supporters of both sides, it was a very good European game with a lot of fight, mentality and chances.'