Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Villa, Darlow's belief

Rafa Benitez will face the media today ahead of Newcastle United's visit to Villa Park tomorrow.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 11:10 am
Karl Darlow, Rafa Benitez and Aleksandar Mitrovic

The relegation-threatened club's manager is holding his pre-match Press conference this afternoon.

Follow our live blog here for news and updates later today ahead of the Aston Villa game.

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Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone last weekend thanks to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Goalscorer Andros Townsend and goalkeeper Karl Darlow – who saved a Yohan Cabaye penalty – were United's heroes on the day.

Meanwhile, two players left Newcastle yesterday. Find out why here.

Finally, Sunderland, in 18th place, are a point behind Newcastle.

Sam Allardyce's side take on Chelsea at the Stadium of Light tomorrow.