Newcastle fans react emphatically on Twitter to Shelvey captaincy rumours

Rumours have grown this weekend of the Newcastle midfielder being appointed skipper.

After Jonjo Shelvey captained Newcastle United during a friendly on Saturday, rumours started to grow.

Indeed, regular skipper Fabricio Coloccini wasn't playing in La Manga, which meant it could have just been a one off for the 23-year-old midfielder.

But many are now suggesting on social media that boss Steve McClaren will replace Coloccini with Shelvey on a permanent basis.

It would be totally out of character from the Newcastle head coach, of course. Making big decisions and standing up to a struggling player just aren't something McClaren has ever done or even shown interest in doing.

However, should he finally reprimand Coloccini for his woeful form this season, Newcastle fans would surely welcome the move. And they've done just that on Twitter in response to the Shelvey - captaincy rumours.

Despite the odd reservation here or there, the Magpies faithful would welcome the 23-year-old as their new skipper, it seems...

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