Newcastle United fans have again called for Jonjo Shelvey to given the nod in Gareth Southgate’s England squad after a disappointing performance at Wembley.
The Three Lions scraped past Slovenia thanks to a late Harry Kane goal, securing their spot at the World Cup in Russia next summer.
While the result was ultimately a positive one however, England’s performance much left to be desired, especially in the middle of the park.
The starting duo of Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier did little to add any attacking threat to England’s play, with their often one dimension passing being fairly easy for the Slovenia defence to suss out.
The introduction of Jesse Lingard later on, whilst an improvement, also failed to have a significant impact, with the Manchester United star too struggling to make his mark.
Following the display, Magpies fans have called for Shelvey to once again be given his chance on the international stage, with many believing the former Swansea man could be the answer to England’s creativity problems in centre midfield …
Shelvey for Engerland, he can pass the ball forward and accurately.#England
— stevie (@stevieknackered) October 5, 2017
@England announce Shelvey
— Mikey Hall (@Mikeyhall4) October 5, 2017
Shelvey over Henderson all day! #England
— Lewis Patterson (@LewisP_SJ) October 5, 2017
Shelvey would be in my England midfield. I don't care what anyone says.
— James Robinson (@robinhoo28) October 5, 2017
Diabolical performance from England. No creativity in midfield. I would take a risk with Shelvey alongside Alli and Lallana.
— Steve Hall (@SteveHall5582) October 5, 2017
If that’s the best central midfielders we’ve got for England then I’d praying jonjo Shelvey is on that plane to russia! Better than the lot!
— stefan stepanowicz (@Stepanowicz1) October 5, 2017
My first 2 players on the plane for England for next years World Cup:
— Matt Richards (@Mr_MR_R) October 5, 2017
— Burnsie (@BenArfaChance) October 5, 2017
England needs Shelvey otherwise it’s same old..
— Amdy Ameobi (@and6179m) October 5, 2017