SAMMY Ameobi could find himself front and centre again for Wanderers against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Phil Parkinson asked the former Newcastle United man to play in behind Josh Magennis in the 2-1 victory against Millwall and was pleased with the results.

Ameobi has struggled to sparkle in recent months but after showing signs of a return to form on Saturday, Parkinson hopes one of his key players can maintain his form.

“We need Sammy at his best, giving us that creative spark,” he told The Bolton News.

“He is a difficult player to mark in that role because he can get the ball in tight situations and keep it. He played there a lot last season.

“We’d worked in training against their 4-4-2 and knowing their two midfielders would want to go and engage with Williams and Connolly.

“It then becomes a case of ‘can we get the ball into those little areas for Sammy?’ When we did, we looked dangerous.”

Parkinson must choose whether to bring Jason Lowe back in midfield after suspension – but the Bolton boss says he was delighted with the way his two young Everton loanees, Callum Connolly and Joe Williams, coped at the weekend.

“They are men,” he said. “Connolly is one of the bravest players I have seen. The header he went for in the first half – which should have been a corner – that’s him, he goes where angels fear to tread.

“Not only that, his passing was great. I am very pleased for them both.

“They care a lot, even though they are loan players.”