Jonjo Shelvey has played four games for Newcastle so far, and the two games he´s played at home against West Ham and West Brom have both been good wins and Jonjo has easily been our Man of the Match
So he´s already had an impact on the side and remember we only have six league wins so far this season – so Jonjo has been at the club for less than a month and he´s played in two Newcastle wins.
Now we need to get both Jonjo and Newcastle playing well away from home.
Jonjo Shelvey in action for Newcastle
Former Swansea manager Garry Monk seems to think Jonjo will do very well on Tyneside because he needs motivation to play well.
This is what Garry has told Sky Sports.
“I’m sure going to a club like Newcastle in front of that many fans and that type of club will suit him.”
“A lot to do with Jonjo is motivation. He needs to be performing every single week and feel important as a player. Newcastle will probably give him that.”
“It will be interesting to see. I’m sure he will go there and do well.”
That requirement of Shelvey´s to play well – will be satisfied at Newcastle because he may be our most important player in the run-in this season – and he is obviously a starter.
Jonjo will also be quickly idolized by the Geordie fans if he keeps playing like he did on Saturday.
The England International put in a magnificent display and we played West Brom off the park, but it was still only 1-0.
It´s true Jonjo didn´t play well at Everton but he came back – like the other Newcastle players – to put in maybe our best performance of the season on Saturday in what was a must-win game.
Newcastle could have won 5-0 if we had taken more of the many chances we created.
Jonjo could grow on Tyneside into a terrific player, but first of all we have to make sure we stay in the Premier League this season.
That´s the only thing that matters right now.