What reception will Jonjo Shelvey get at Wolves? Club legend Steve Bull has his say

Wolverhampton Wanderers club legend Steve Bull has predicted that Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey will get a rough reception from the Molineux crowd.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th February 2017, 12:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:34 am
Jonjo Shelvey.
Jonjo Shelvey.

United travel to the West Midlands on Saturday evening looking to aid their promotion bid with three more points.

But, taking top of the table talk out of the equation, the elephant in the room is the arrival of Shelvey at the home ground of Romain Saiss, the player he was found guilty of racially abusing by the FA.

Steve Bull.

Shelvey subsequently served a five game ban for the indiscretion, which he denied at a hearing in December.

And former England striker Bull has had his say on the arrival of Shelvey to the club, in his column in the Express and Star.

He said: "There’s the Jonjo Shelvey narrative – and I’m sure he’ll get plenty of stick.

Jonjo Shelvey playing against Wolves at St James' Park.

"But if the fans give the lads a big push and create that raucous atmosphere then sometimes as a player it’s as good as a goal.

"They really can make a big difference."

Bull, who spent 13 years at the club between 1986 and 1999, playing more than 500 games, admits he cannot wait for the league leading Magpies to come to town.

"I can’t wait for the Newcastle game," he continued.

Steve Bull.

"The league leaders are coming to town and it’ll be a big crowd and a great atmosphere.

"I think the fans have got a big part to play."

Jonjo Shelvey playing against Wolves at St James' Park.