Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Norwich, Ritchie in a hurry

Matz Sels and Dwight Gayle
Matz Sels and Dwight Gayle

Rafa Benitez will face the media today ahead of the visit of Championship leaders Norwich City to St James's Park.

Newcastle United are fifth in the table after the weekend's 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.

And Benitez is mulling over changes to the team which played at Villa Park.

United's manager was frustrated at his side's failure to take its chances before the break – and the second-half mistakes which let Villa back into the match.

For news and updates from Benitez's Press conference, follow our live blog here.

Meanwhile, United's Matt Ritchie – who helped Bournemouth win promotion to the Premier League the season before last – has been talking about the demands of the Championship ahead of the Norwich game.