By Russell Edge

7th Nov, 2017 | 8:46pm

Former PL regular blasts Newcastle star's snub from England squad

By Russell Edge

Former Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City has blasted the decision to name Burnley’s Jack Cork in the England squad ahead of Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey.

The Football Association confirmed via their website, as well as England’s official Twitter account on Tuesday, that the Clarets’ star had received his first call up to the senior Three Lions squad.

The 28-year-old has appeared at every youth level for England, picking up 13 caps for the under-21 squad, the last of which came back in 2011.

However his inclusion has not gone down well with Muamba, who himself made 33 caps for the under-21 side during his career, as the former Premier League star stated on his personal Twitter account that he felt Newcastle maestro Jonjo Shelvey had once again been overlooked by the FA.

Cork has been an ever present for Sean Dyche’s side this season, playing every minute of their 11 league games as he has helped them reach seventh in the top flight table, level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool.

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Shelvey meanwhile endured a difficult start to the campaign after seeing himself sent off on the opening day of the season for a stamp on Dele Alli, and has made eight appearances for the Magpies, while he also has six England caps to his name, the last of which was collected in 2015.

In other Newcastle United news, the club are eyeing a loan move for a proven top flight striker this January.

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