Newcastle United news: Benitez faces the media, in-depth Gayle interview

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Rafa Benitez faces the media today ahead of tomorrow's EFL Cup tie against Cheltenham Town.

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Newcastle beat Bristol City 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Dwight Gayle's fourth goal of the season.

And Gayle has been speaking about the game, United's defending at Ashton Gate and the return of Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Mitrovic is back from suspension for the second-round EFL Cup tie, which is being staged at St James's Park.

Gayle's goal was set up by his fellow summer signing Mohamed Diame, and Newcastle manager Benitez has been speaking about the midfielder's contribution.

Meanwhile, we have an update on the incoming and outgoing transfer business at St James's Park this week.

Benitez has also been talking about the future of Yoan Gouffran, who has started the club's last two games.