Newcastle United take on Wigan Athletic tonight looking to return to the top of the Championship.
Brighton and Hove Albion beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at Ewood Park last night to move two points clear of the club.
Rafa Benitez's side were buoyed ahead of their visit to the DW Stadium by their convincing 4-0 win over Birmingham City at the weekend.
Benitez has been linked with West Ham United, where Slaven Bilic is under pressure after a disappointing few months on the field.
And Newcastle's manager has reacted to the speculation.
Defender Ciaran Clark has been spoken about United's Championship challenge ahead of the Wigan game.
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