Newcastle United news: Ashley's shock revelation, Benitez's clearout

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley made today's headlines a rare interview.

The billionaire, involved in a stand-off with MPs over his reluctance to appear before Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, has made an astonishing revelation about the relegation-threatened club's finances.

We also have news of a clearout at Newcastle's training ground.

Also, find out why derby goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic has apologised to club doctor Paul Catterson here.

Striker Papiss Cisse made his comeback from long-term injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

And Cisse has been speaking to the Gazette about the derby, his return to action and Newcastle's predicament.

Finally, we have some positive injury news ahead of the April 2 game against relegation rivals Norwich City at Carrow Road.