Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media, de Jong decision

Rafa Benitez faces the media today ahead of Newcastle United's home game against Reading,

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 9:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 10:59 am
Rafa Benitez

Benitez's side are in action tomorrow night looking for their first points of the season.

And United's manager will hold a Press conference this afternoon ahead of the Championship match.

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Follow our live blog here for news and updates from Benitez's media call.

Benitez has been speaking about the defensive "mistakes" which proved costly against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Newcastle were beaten 2-1 at St James's Park by David Wagner's side.

The result underlined the need for more summer recruits, but Benitez must also make decisions on his fringe players.

And Benitez has been speaking about the future of forward Siem de Jong, who missed pre-season through injury.