Only As Good As Your Last Game?

Last updated : 11 September 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jamaal Lascelles has suddenly become an important player for Newcastle this season despite concerns in the summer over whether he would feature in the best starting XI.

Image result for Swansea 0 Newcastle 1The club captain, a favourite with Rafa, had fans wondering if he has the quality in the top flight.

Yes he is still just 23, but that is the age a player either proves he has the ability ... or he doesn't.

Giving the centre-back a new improved long-term deal seems like a good move, but I believe, if Rafa packs his bags and leaves ... the skipper will too.

His man of the match display against Swansea is a level he should strive to meet every week and letting him know his important to Newcastle will help.

Some say Lascelles moving to a big club would boost any England chances ... but staying at Newcastle is where he wants to be.