Has Toon Player Wasted His Career?

Last updated : 04 November 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will be wondering why he hasn't 'won more caps for England' - according to BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

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The 3-2 win over West Ham saw Shelvey start his first game for Newcastle since the end of September, and the central midfielder took full advantage of the opportunity - turning in a superb display.

The 27-year-old netted a long-rang free-kick to put United 3-0 up - and gained plaudits for his performance.

Crooks, who works on Football Focus, was left mightily impressed by what he saw from Shelvey, and labelled him as one of the best midfielders in the country.

"This player will look back on his career and genuinely wonder why he never won more caps for England," he wrote for the BBC website.

"On his day he can be as good as any midfield player in the country, but his fitness levels have always been a cause for concern along with the potential to cause mischief. Against West Ham, Shelvey demonstrated just how effective he can be on the ball."