Magpies ace Jonjo Shelvey once again received a snub from Gareth Southgate, when the England manager recently named his squad for the Three Lions' two upcoming friendly games.
Whilst it would have been a bitter pill to swallow for the 25-year-old, his omission from the England setup could actually benefit Newcastle.
The former Swansea City and Liverpool ace will surely now be more determined than ever to prove his worth to Southgate, and because of this, his performances for the Toon should improve.
Shelvey made the move to St James' Park from the Swans in January 2016, for a fee believed to be in the region of £12 million, and has since gone on to make 70 appearances for Rafa Benitez's side.
He was a key figure during the Magpies' promotion winning campaign last term, as he showcased his quality on the ball along with his total commitment to the cause on a consistent basis.
Unfortunately for the Englishman though, it seems as though his reputation as a bit of a hot-head sometimes proceeds him, with the likes of Jake Livermore and Jack Cork being chosen for the Three Lions squad ahead of him.
With a long season ahead for Shelvey though, he still has plenty of opportunities where he will be able to impress the England boss, and that can only be a good thing for Newcastle United.