By Dominic Toner
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has not given up his dreams of playing for England again.
Shelvey, 24, has six England caps to his name but has not played for his nation since 2015.
His most recent appearance came against France in November 2015, but a slip in form domestically saw his reputation damaged and England career stall.
The Newcastle ace has revived his career in the Championship and has made a good start to the new campaign.
Shelvey has revealed that he hopes to get back into the England side and believes he could stand a chance with the current managerial situation.
“It is going to be harder to get back into the England team,” Shelvey told the Chronicle. “Obviously, playing in the Championship you never know whether they are looking at that league but the only thing you can do is go out on the pitch and perform week in, week out.
“There have been big changes with England now so you just never know what they are thinking. Fingers cross I can hopefully get back into the mix and contribute.”
Gareth Southgate is currently caretaker manager of England, after Sam Allardyce was sacked for offering advice on how to circumvent rules on player transfers.
Shelvey is currently impressing with Newcastle and helped the club to third in the table after the opening 11 league games.
The former Liverpool man has played in all of the club’s league games and is a favourite under manager Rafael Benitez.
The central midfielder has scored three goals and supplied three assists this season, including a fantastic long-range effort against QPR.
In other Newcastle news, Alan Shearer has sent an amusing Twee to his former team-mate at the club.