Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Palace, Townsend on his reserve-team exile

Rafa Benitez faces the media today ahead of Newcastle United's must-win game against Crystal Palace.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 8:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:40 pm
Rafa Benitez

Benitez believes his second-bottom side need to win their final three games to have a chance of staying in the Premier League.

Alan Pardew brings his FA Cup finalists to St James's Park tomorrow.

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Benitez holds his pre-match Press conference this afternoon, and for news from his media call go to our live blog here.

Former United manager Pardew yesterday took questions on his return to Tyneside.

Pardew did reveal, however, that he had enlisted a high-profile coach to talk to his players about the dangers of complacency in the wake of the club's FA Cup semi-final win over Watford last weekend.

Meanwhile, Andros Townsend, signed from Tottenham Hotspur in January, has been talking about the club's relegation fight.

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