Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has called for calm after losing to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, the Chronicle is reporting.
The Magpies surrendered their position at the summit of the second tier on Saturday when they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Hillsborough against play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday.
However, with Huddersfield Town also losing, Newcastle United were able to maintain their ten point cushion inside the automatic promotion spots.
Jonjo Shelvey has urged fans and players alike against panicking at this stage of the season.
The 25-year-old pointed out that Newcastle were still in a tremendous position to clinch promotion back to the Premier League and one loss didn’t change that.
Shelvey added that even if Huddersfield started narrowing the gap (they can pull to seven points behind with a win in their game in hand), Newcastle would fight to the end and they are confident of winning automatic promotion.
“I felt good out there personally.
“It’s just a shame we haven’t come away with a point or three points.
“We’re still 10 points clear of Huddersfield and still in a very good position.
“There’s no point in panicking, there’s still five games to go and even if it goes right down to the wire we will keep going and I’m sure we will get automatic promotion.”
Newcastle fans – do you agree with Shelvey’s comments? Is the panicking a bit silly or justified? Let us know in the comments below…