Jonjo Shelvey has had only 48 minutes of football this season.

The midfielder sent off in the opening day defeat to Tottenham, then banned for Huddersfield, Forest and West Ham.

On Sunday he was free from suspension but remained an unused sub as United won 1-0.

As a result, Rafa Benitez has arranged for Jonjo Shelvey to have a run out for the kids on Monday night at St James Park.

The NUFC Under 23s play Norwich and the likes of Rolando Aarons and Freddie Woodman are also set to play.

Season ticket holders and members get in free and otherwise it is £3 to get in an £1 concessions.

If you can’t make it, then you can watch the 7pm kick-off game live on the club’s NUFC TV which is free to watch, you just need to register, go HERE to register.

A very good move by Rafa I reckon to get him playing some football after the ban, in a low pressure atmosphere.

Newcastle United official announcement:

‘Jonjo Shelvey will play for Newcastle’s under-23s in Monday night’s Premier League 2 game against Norwich City.

The England international is included as an over-age player in Peter Beardsley’s side, who have won two of their opening three league games this term.

Shelvey has served a three-match ban following his red card on the opening day of the Premier League season and was an unused substitute against his former club Swansea on Sunday.

Rolando Aarons, Jamie Sterry and Freddie Woodman are also likely to play against the Canaries in the 7pm (BST) kick-off at St. James’ Park.

Admission is free for season ticket holders and members, otherwise it’s £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

The match will also be shown live on NUFC TV for free. Coverage will start from 6.30pm and fans are advised to ensure they are logged into their NUFC TV accounts in good time ahead of kick-off.

Callum Roberts, Victor Fernandez and Daniel Barlaser are also set to feature for the Magpies.’



  • MadMag83

    Let’s hope he doesn’t kick any kids

  • MadToonFan&VitalAshleyDroveOut

    Like it or not, being a liability as he is at times has made way for other player(s) to prove their worth, to step in and without said risk factors!

  • Steve Pearce

    I thought you meant actual kids – under 10. With Lord Shelveymort leering down on them after a crunching tackle they’d be wetting the bed until they’re 30 at the memory of it!

    • ToonNL

      might be good for his temperament! kids these days are so ruthless

  • Andy Mac

    Newcastle U23s 2 Norwich City U23s 2
    Despite racing into a 2-0 lead Newcastle’s second string were forced to settle for a share of the points at Gallowgate on Monday night.

    Not sure if thats down to R’s licker in chief Beardo or the fact that Aarons went off after an insipid 45 minutes.?