Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Villa, new signing speaks about move

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Rafa Benitez faces the media this afternoon ahead of Aston Villa's visit to St James's Park.

Newcastle United take on Steve Bruce's side on Monday night in a televised game.

And Benitez is holding his pre-match Press conference at 1pm.

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United lead the Championship by a point ahead of the fixture, which follows Tuesday night's 2-2 draw against Norwich City.

Benitez has spoken about MItrovic's performance at Carrow Road.

Newcastle's manager has also talked about fit-again Dwight Gayle, who is likely to return to the starting XI against Villa.

Meanwhile, new signing Victor Fernandez has opened up about his new life on Tyneside.

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