Jonjo Shelvey is Newcastle’s key man this season
Rafa Benitez says Jonjo Shelvey is the key to Newcastle United’s Championship hopes this season.
Shelvey had a hand in all of the club’s goals in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Brentford.
And Benitez feels Shelvey’s ability to play a telling final ball could make all the difference this season with a goalscorer like Dwight Gayle in the team.
“We analyse the characteristics of our players, and we have a payer who can deliver the final pass in him,” said Benitez.
“We have others like (Isaac) Hayden who can play in that position, but Jonjo is a player who is technically good and when he plays well... read more
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