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Newcastle fans on Twitter are calling for Benitez to stick with Longstaff in midfield

Newcastle fans on Twitter are calling for Benitez to stick with Longstaff in midfield

Newcastle United will be looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham when they take on Wolves in the Premier League at Molineux next Monday.

The Tyneside club’s loss to Mauricio Pochettino’s side comes after their shock 2-1 win over Manchester City, which was another game where Sean Longstaff impressed.

With injuries to Mohamed Diame, Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng, the 21-year-old has come into the team and done a solid job in midfield, giving Rafael Benitez a decision to make with the trio now close to returning to full fitness.

Longstaff, however, is relishing the competition he is about to face as he looks to tie down a regular spot in Newcastle’s starting XI.

“I think the other lads are pretty much fit now, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens,” the Newcastle academy graduate told Chronicle Live.

“For me, it’s about keeping working hard. I’m just trying to do enough to stay in the manager’s thoughts. When you’ve got top players like Jonjo, Mo and Ki coming back, it’s going to be tough, but that’s all part of the game.”

Given the way he has performed since coming into the team, it would be harsh if Longstaff was dropped the moment Diame, Shelvey and Ki become available for selection. And as a whole, the Magpies have been playing well of late, so why try fix something that is not broken?

You can take a look at Newcastle supporters’ thoughts on Longstaff below…

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