Former Scottish international and Celtic man John Collins has slammed Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, saying he's not good enough to play for England again.

The 26-year-old midfielder recently spoke of how he has given up hope of a recall to the Three Lions side and Collins feels the Englishman has failed to perform at a level which would encourage Gareth Southgate to pick up the phone anyway. 

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“I don’t think he’s good enough to be in the England team,” he told beIN SPORTS.

“I think he’s a decent player. He’s got a good long pass, sometimes he tries it too much, that big diagonal. But he’s a decent player, but for me he’s not an English international.”

Shelvey, on a reported £70,000-per-week at St James’ Park, has started seven games for the Magpies this season creating one assist and has endured a torrid winless start under Rafa Benitez this campaign.

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Joining from Swansea in January 2016 for £12m, Shelvey went on to be a first team regular at Newcastle United - last season starting 25 times and missing 4 matches through suspensions. 

The ex-Liverpool man's last appearance for his country was in 2015 against France in a 2-0 win for the Three Lions at Wembley.