Paul Lambert has a message for Wolves players about Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey

Paul Lambert has told Wolverhampton Wanderers players to focus on the game '“ and NOT Jonjo Shelvey's actions in their last Championship meeting.
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Jonjo Shelvey

The Newcastle United midfielder served a five-game ban after being found guilty of using racially-aggravated language towards Romain Saiss in September by an independent panel.

Shelvey had strongly denied the Football Association charge.

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Newcastle take on Wolves at Molineux tomorrow evening in a televised game.

And Shelvey is certain of a hostile welcome at the stadium.

"I wasn’t here, I know little bits of what happened, but for me it’s a game of football that we’ll play to win," Wolves manager Paul Lambert told the Express & Star.

"I don’t get too caught up in these things. What happened in the past has happened, I wasn’t here and can only go on what people have told me.

"They were protecting their team mate, quite rightly so. Like I say I don’t know what was said as such, in depth, but you would expect them to protect their team mate. And Romain’s a really nice guy.

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"The message would be to focus on the game, don’t worry about anything else, just play your game as you have done. Just focus on the game."