Jonjo Shelvey has finally spoken about the Newcastle United takeover.
But one man who has been quiet is Shelvey. The midfielder hasn’t been seen in the first-team since the opening day defeat to West Ham, picking up a calf injury.
However, Shelvey returned to action on Monday night, playing 75 minutes for the Under-23s in a 4-0 win over Birmingham City.
The 29-year-old spoke after the game, and is looking to make his comeback on Sunday against Spurs.
It’s set to be a huge game at St James’ Park, the first since the change of ownership.
“It’s been obviously massive news for the fans and for the club. It’s terrific,” Shelvey told NUFC TV.
“All that matters now is obviously Sunday and we’ve got to really go and put a show on for the fans because I’m sure they’ll be behind us as they usually are.
“I’ve heard it’s a sell out so I’m looking forward to hopefully playing a part in it.”
The atmosphere inside St James’ Park is going to be electric. It should give the players a massive boost as they go in chase of their first win of the season.
The mood around the club has been rotten for a long time, but the takeover has massively raised spirits.
It’s set to be an exciting afternoon, and the first chance for the players to impress the new owners.
With big money set to be spent, the current crop will be keen to show what they can do and prove they have a role at this new, ambitious Newcastle United.
Shelvey will be even more keen to impress, having already missed a lot of football this season due to injury.