Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Villa, Murphy on his debut

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Rafa Benitez faces the media this afternoon ahead of tomorrow evening's game against Aston Villa.

Newcastle United's manager will hold his pre-match Press conference at 1pm.

For news and updates from the club's training ground, go to our live blog here.

United striker Daryl Murphy, meanwhile, has been speaking about his debut.

The summer signing started Tuesday night's EFL Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And Murphy, signed from Ipswich Town last month, has revealed why he believes he can thrive at St James's Park.

Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo spoke to the media yesterday.

Di Matteo spoke about Benitez's decision to stay at United.

Finally, Benitez watched a Newcastle defender continue his comeback from injury yesterday.