'Wouldn’t even be in my top 10': Newcastle fans react to surprising captain decision

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has named his side for tonight’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 7:37 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 7:38 pm
Jonjo Shelvey will captain Newcastle United at Aston Villa.

The Magpies have made one change to the side which beat Bournemouth 2-1 last time out with Paul Dummett replacing the injured Jamal Lascelles at the back.

But while there were few surprises about the team selection, some supporters were unconvinced by the decision to hand Jonjo Shelvey the captain’s armband in Lascelles’ absence.

Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news on social media:

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@jgardella_: Great, but Shelvey shouldn't be captain.

@P3rown: Shelvey as captain?? Probably has the fewest leadership qualities in the whole side. #NUFC

@mumba88: Shelvey as Captain shows everything wrong with the leaders at this club

@LukeBrailey: Shelvey masterclass as captain

@BenWalker1984: I wouldn’t trust Jonjo Shelvey to run me a bath let alone captain my side like but hey ho.

@Futman11Jr: Personal pick would be Hayden, or Schär

@GonadsB: Schar would be the perfect fit for me

@JJFletcher7: I’d give it to Isaac Hayden or Fernandez! Shelvey wouldn’t even be in my top 10 for this!