Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Jonjo Shelvey injury update

Jonjo Shelvey during the Newcastle United Warm Weather Training Session at La Finca Golf Resort on February 13, 2019 in Callosa de Segura, Spain.

The Magpies midfielder is closing in on a return to action and trained with the squad on their warm-weather training camp in Spain.

Jonjo Shelvey during the Newcastle United Warm Weather Training Session at La Finca Golf Resort on February 13, 2019 in Callosa de Segura, Spain.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has been handed a boost with the confirmation that Jonjo Shelvey is back in training following a thigh injury.

The 26-year-old has endured a difficult campaign this term, starting just eight Premier League games and making 12 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt) while his last game was the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup.

However, a statement on the Magpies' official website announced that Shelvey was able to take part in some of Wednesday morning's session at the squad's warm weather training camp in Spain.

 

"It is hoped he will continue to edge nearer to a return to action over the next few days - although he won't be involved in Saturday's friendly against CSKA Moscow," said the statement.

The update also gave more information on how the team as a whole was doing, with Paul Dummett, Ki Sung-yueng and Yoshinori Muto now back in contention and January signings Miguel Almiron and Antonio Barreca "settling in more every day".

Later on during Wednesday, the Newcastle Twitter account posted an image of Shelvey in training, captioned by two "call me hand" emojis:

Here is how some Toon Army faithful reacted to the news of Shelvey's seemingly impending return:

Newcastle's next competitive fixture is on Saturday 23 February, a Premier League relegation six-pointer against Huddersfield Town as St James' Park.

Jonjo Shelvey (C) sits with teammates Sean Longstaff (L) Ciaran Clark (R) and partially hidden Isaac Hayden during the Newcastle United Warm Weather Training Camp at La Finca Golf Resort...

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