Will Eddie Howe recall Jamal Lewis? Newcastle United calls grow after Northern Ireland heroics

Jamal Lewis has been a Newcastle United outcast for much of the last 12 months - but will that change under Eddie Howe?

<p>Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Italy competes for the ball with Jamal Lewis of Northem Ireland during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Italy at Windsor Park on November 15, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. </p>

Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Italy competes for the ball with Jamal Lewis of Northem Ireland during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Italy at Windsor Park on November 15, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Having been second only to Callum Wilson in terms of transfer fees spent in the summer of 2020, and with links to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, many expected big things from Jamal Lewis at Newcastle United.

But, a season and a half down the line, things have not turned out the way the player, or the club will have planned.

Despite starting the season brightly under Steve Bruce, he became a peripheral figure by the end of it - and this campaign, Lewis has seen just six minutes of Premier League football.

However, last night, Lewis reminded many of his qualities, according to reports, helping Northern Ireland to a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with European champions Italy. It was a result which saw Roberto Mancini’s side drop into the World Cup qualifying play-offs next year - and saw Lewis praised by many who saw him.

Could this be the type of performance the 23-year-old was looking for, especially with Eddie Howe now at the helm? Here’s how social media reacted to the player’s performance...

Jamal Lewis of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St. James Park on September 17, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.