Fans react to England snubs of Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend

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The Magpies duo were both left out of Roy Hodgson's squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.

Roy Hodgson's squad for England's friendly internationals against Germany and the Netherlands later this month was announced on Thursday, and for Newcastle United fans there were two conspicuous absences.

Stand-in Magpies captain Jonjo Shelvey, who has impressed since joining the club in a £12 million deal from Swansea City in January, was omitted despite having won three of his four senior caps earlier this season whilst playing for the Welsh club.

Meanwhile, Andros Townsend, who also arrived at St. James' Park for a £12 million fee in January, from Tottenham Hotspur, has also been left out despite featuring for the Three Lions in the 3-0 win over Lithuania in October.

Townsend's exclusion is perhaps understandable, with the winger having failed to make a single appearance in over three months before making his Newcastle debut at the start of last month.

However, the 24-year-old has been in fine form since making the move to the North East, and having earned call-ups whilst appearing mainly as a substitute for Spurs he may feel aggrieved at missing out now that he is playing regular football.

Meanwhile, Shelvey's omission is one which has already been met with a great deal of debate, with the midfielder having been a regular starter for both the Magpies and the Swans this season.

Reacting on Twitter to the news, many Newcastle fans were outraged by the decision to overlook their pair of January signings.

However, for others the double omission was nothing to be concerned about, with some suggesting that the duo did not deserve to get into the squad ahead of other English stars.

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