Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is fit to face Norwich City on Saturday, as reported by Ben Dinnery.
Steve Bruce said in his press conference that “Jonjo Shelvey is going to be okay” to face the Canaries despite picking up a knock against Arsenal.
However, not all of the club’s injury updates are positive, as Allan Saint-Maximin could miss out due to a hamstring injury – which could see the Magpies with six absentees for the game.
Shelvey had a fairly good well-rounded game before being forced off against Arsenal, making 2 tackles, 1 dribble and 1 cross, though he only completed 73.7% of his attempted passes, as per WhoScored – while he also hit the post with a well-hit strike.
Before the season started, Bruce claimed the 27-year-old would be a key player for his side, as reported by The Daily Mail, which indicates he will be hoping to use the Englishman as much as possible.
The club will see the game at Carrow Road as an important one, even at this stage, as they have Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool among their next three games, so a win here could be vital for early morale – meaning it is vital Bruce has as many of his key players available as possible.
Having Shelvey available is certainly a boost for Newcastle, due to the importance Bruce sees him having for the Magpies.
If he improves his passing statistics from the last game, he should be able to dictate Newcastle’s play while he can also help out defensively – the 27-year-old could prove to be a vital player in this match now that he is available.
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