Team news: Shelvey starts against Burnley
Jonjo Shelvey will return to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday afternoon’s clash with Burnley at St. James’ Park (3pm kick-off).
Shelvey – who has missed the Magpies’ last five games through injury – will start in midfield alongside Isaac Hayden, who is recalled to the side as head coach Steve Bruce shuffles his pack for the visit of the in-form Clarets.
Martin Dúbravka continues in goal while United will revert to a four-man defence, with Javier Manquillo – who also returns to the team after a lengthy spell out with a hamstring injury – and Danny Rose as full backs either side of captain Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernández.
The Magpies’ bench is a strong one, with Allan Saint-Maximin, Fabian Schär, DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune, Sean Longstaff and Nabil Bentaleb all named among the substitutes, along with goalkeeper Karl Darlow.