Swansea players have 'no sympathy' for former team-mate Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle

Jonjo Shelvey, right
Jonjo Shelvey, right

Swansea City's players have "no sympathy" for former team-mate Jonjo Shelvey – who's facing relegation at Newcastle United.

The two clubs meet at St James's Park tomorrow.

And anything other than a win for United would seemingly spell the end of the club's six-year stay in the Premier League.

Shelvey left Swansea for Newcastle in January in a £12million deal.

The 24-year-old's old club have pulled away from relegation trouble since then – they now have 40 points – but midfielder Jack Cork says he and his colleagues are not about to rest on their laurels.

“We cannot have any sympathy," said Cork. "The higher we can finish, the better for us.

“Jonjo has made his decision, and you can’t really predict how it’s going to go in football.

"But it will be nice to see him, and it will be a good battle.”

Shelvey – who has worn the captain's armband in the absence through injury of Fabricio Coloccini – said his move would be Swansea's "loss" after arriving at St James's Park.

The England international has refused to speak to the local Press during his stint as captain.

And it was left to 22-year-old substitute Jamaal Lascelles to face the media after last weekend's 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

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