Following Sean Longstaff’s injury, a poll has seen Newcastle fans vote for the midfielder they’d like to see partner Isaac Hayden against Everton this weekend – and Jonjo Shelvey has come out on top with 51% of the vote.
Here’s the results after a poll from the Chronicle’s Ciaran Kelly:
He’s not long returned from a reoccurring thigh injury, but Shelvey could be perfect to get the best out of Almiron’s piercing runs both out wide and in behind. After all, he’s probably the man you’d want if we were looking to put Almiron in on the counter or ping an accurate pass up to Rondon.
That said, Shelvey must learn not to be wasteful – something Longstaff was anything but – while Ki also looked after the ball very well during his impressive spell in the side last year.
Diame is low down in the vote, although I didn’t expect many fans to want a defensive minded player like him to play alongside fellow tackler and midfield spoiler Isaac Hayden.