Neither of Newcastle's two top English stars made the squad for the upcoming friendlies, to the disbelief of a number of fans.
Newcastle United stars Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey were touted for a possible place in the England side.
Phil Thompson believes Jonjo Shelvey could see his Newcastle United form rewarded with a trip to Russia this summer.
Jonjo Shelvey played well for Newcastle United against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Newcastle United's January loan signing Islam Slimani is yet to make his Magpies debut having aggravated an existing injury in training.
Jonjo Shelvey could reportedly play for Newcastle United against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mikel Merino's performance against Liverpool was heavily scrutinised, as he disappointed in place of the injured Jonjo Shelvey.
Newcastle United lost against Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League at the weekend.
The Newcastle United star has been backed as a better player than his Manchester United counterpart.
Newcastle United have suffered an injury blow with the news that Jonjo Shelvey is to undergo a second scan on a knee injury.