RECAP: Newcastle United news - Midfielder move ruled out, Rafa Benitez eyes positive end to window, gaffer talks Townsend links & Mitrovic return

Yes again it was a busy afternoon on the Newcastle United beat, with Rafa Benitez addressing a number of issues on the transfer and injury front ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup visit to Oxford United.

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St James' Park.

St James' Park.