Rafa Benitez loses Newcastle midfielder AND defender to injury ahead of Blackburn game

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Rafa Benitez has lost two Newcastle United players to injury ahead of tomorrow's home game against Blackburn Rovers.

Benitez today revealed that midfielder Jack Colback has a problem with his eye.

And defender Grant Hanley, signed from Blackburn in the summer, is struggling with a shin problem ahead of the Championship fixture.

United manager Benitez said: "“We have Colback with some problems with his eye so he will not be available, and Hanley is also out because of a problem with his shin. Everyone else is fine and available."

Otherwise, the only absentee is winger Rolando Aarons, who is in Italy after undergoing surgery on a ruptured cruciate ligament.

“We have some problems with the injuries," added Benitez.

"Rolando – that is the bad news, but the good news is that the operation has gone well. He is in Italy at the moment, so I am talking to him and making sure he practices his Italian."

Newcastle are looking to record a 10th successive win in all competitions against third-bottom Blackburn.