Newcastle United news: Shelvey gives Benitez insight, Barnsley away ticket update

Jonjo Shelvey's opened up about his decision to stay at Newcastle United in the wake of relegation.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 9:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 12:44 pm
Jonjo Shelvey

A number of players, including Andros Townsend, Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum, left the club in the summer.

But Shelvey, signed for £12million from Swansea City in January, stayed at St James's Park.

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And the midfielder, an influential player for Rafa Benitez so far this season, has revealed why leaving was NEVER on his mind.

Shelvey, 24, has also given a fascinating insight into Benitez's man-management skills – and a missed opportunity with the Spaniard at Liverpool six years ago.

Finally, away tickets for United's game against Barnsley at Oakwell on Tuesday, October 18 (7.45pm kick-off) are now on general sale.

Newcastle have been given an allocation of 5,500 seats, and around 800 are left.

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