Newcastle fans enjoyed their club’s dig at Gareth Southgate

Newcastle fans are absolutely loving the club’s little dig at Gareth Southgate, after the England manager excluded Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles from his England squad.

Lascelles and Shelvey have both been in fine form recently, with plenty of people backing them for an international call-up. However, neither were selected in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming friendlies, which was announced on Thursday.

Lascelles has been the Magpies’ stalwart in defence this season, and has shown both his ability and his leadership as he looks to steer the side away from the relegation scrap.

Shelvey has been enjoying some of the best form of his career, and grabbed two assists in the 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend. He also garnered national support when he dominated Manchester United’s expensive midfield in the Magpies’ 1-0 win last month.

Newcastle fans had already expressed their disgust at Southgate’s England selection, but they are loving the club’s sly dig at the England boss this morning.

James Tarkowski and Alfie Mawson were picked over Lascelles and Jake Livermore seems to be the popular choice to drop for Shelvey. Fans have been reacting on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…