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Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez.
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Rafa Benitez faced the press this afternoon ahead of Newcastle United's visit to promotion hopefuls Reading.

Will Dwight Gayle start? Will Rafa shuffle his pack? And are the Magpies interested in a Premier League defender? All the details are in the blog. Click refresh for the latest...