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By Chineze Ogugua

Jonjo Shelvey is seeing a psychologist in a bid to curb the anger which is almost damaging his career.

The Newcastle midfielder who is widely known in England for his excessive rush of blood admitted this new development in an interview.

The former Liverpool midfielder served a five-match ban last season for allegedly racially abusing Wolves counterpart Romain Saiss.

Speaking in an interview published on Monday, he said, “Look, sometimes I just need to rein it in on the football pitch. I need to just shut up and stuff. I need to not get involved and walk away.

“I started to see a psychologist last year to work on the mental side of things. It was after the Forest game. I was sent off. I had kicked out at this lad and it was just childish.

“When people wind me up, I should just laugh. I do need to get that out of me. Sometimes you can’t help it.

“I started to work with this fella and after that, there wasn’t really an incident when I did that. I started to learn to keep my head down and just get on with the game. But it’s an ongoing process and I am still working with him.

“Sometimes I can lose my head and it can’t keep happening.”

The therapy did not last long as Shelvey did just his usual, four minutes into the second half of Sunday’s game against Tottenham Hotspurs and referee Andre Marriner sent him off after an intentional stamp on Dele Alli’s ankle.

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