Jonjo Shelvey reveals why he sought help from a psychologist during Newcastle's Championship campaign

Jonjo Shelvey is sent off against Tottenham
Jonjo Shelvey is sent off against Tottenham

Jonjo Shelvey has revealed the steps he's taking to calm his temper.

The midfielder was sent off in yesterday's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at St James's Park.

Shelvey was dismissed after treading on Dele Alli's ankle.

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The sending off changed the game, and Shelvey apologised to his team-mates after the final whistle.

Shelvey has told the Daily Mail that he started seeing a psychologist to "work on the mental side of things" after last season's sending off against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey

Speaking before the Tottenham game, he said: "Look, sometimes I just need to reign it in on the football pitch.

"I need to just shut up and stuff. I need to not get involved and walk away.

"I started to see a psychologist last year to work on the mental side of things. It was after the Forest game. I was sent off.

"I had kicked out at this lad (Henri Lansbury), and it was just childish."

Shelvey will miss United's next three games through suspension.