Date: 8th March 2019 at 8:30am
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Newcastle have a problem on their hands, and it’s a rather significant one. Losing Sean Longstaff for any amount of time was going to be tough. But to potentially lose him for the season, as has been confirmed on the Newcastle website? That’s going to be very difficult to deal with for Rafael Benitez.

He’s got options, sure, but Longstaff has been one of the Magpies’ best players this season, and in losing the Englishman, we’re undeniably going to be a weaker team, at least in the short-term.

Who could the manager turn to? Well, if the Newcastle fans have their way, it appears as though many of them want Jonjo Shelvey to get a chance.

Is he an ideal option? No, he lacks the defensive quality that Longstaff delivers, whilst his injury issues this term have been well documented.

However, it’s also fair to say that he hasn’t had enough of a chance this season, and we all know that on his day, the Englishman is a brilliant player.

Who Benitez will pick to replace Longstaff remains to be seen, but lots of Newcastle fans want to see Shelvey – as you can see below.


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