Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said:
– Alan Pardew, Newcastle United FC Manager
"This is a fully deserved call-up for Steven.
"He missed part of the season but since his return has been outstanding.
"He has a great chance, on this form, of going to the World Cup. On behalf of all the squad, staff and supporters, we wish him all the best and hope he is given the chance to win his first senior international cap."