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Newcastle boss Benitez: Shelvey having really difficult time

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez admits Jonjo Shelvey is having a difficult time.

Benitez has handed Shelvey a few cameo roles but he had been an unused sub in two of the last three matches - meaning he has been unable to build up any momentum.

When asked about Shelvey, Benitez said: "It's always really difficult when a player is coming on for the last few minutes.

"I think he did really well when he came on against Everton and Bournemouth.

"Against Crystal Palace we conceded a late goal and didn't do well as a team.

"Obviously, in the final minutes we need more experience and manage a bit better.

"Hopefully he will be good for the next games and if we have similar situations we can do better."

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