Date: 16th March 2018 at 11:37am
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Jonjo Shelvey must be wondering what he needs to do to get a recall to the England squad. Gareth Southgate selected the likes of Bournemouth`s Lewis Cook and West Brom`s David Livermore ahead of our no.8 despite clearly having performed to a higher level in recent months.

He showed everyone what he can do with two assists against Southampton last time out, and there`s no doubt he has done all he can to convince the England manager that he warrants a place in the team.

Rafa has said he was delighted with Jonjo`s determination to recover from a knee injury that could have kept him out of the Saints game:

‘He was injured during the week. He was pushing really hard. We felt that maybe he couldn`t play but he was desperate. That is positive for the team.’

In our manager`s mind it seems his work ethic and attitude are top notch at the moment, but it looks as though he has a fair way to go before he convinces others outside of the club that he merits another chance.

Of course, his omission means we don`t have to worry about him picking up any knocks, and he can now focus purely on our next game against Huddersfield after the international break. On Twitter fans couldn`t understand the 26 year old`s selection snub.