Newcastle United news: Benitez faces the media, Hughton relishing return

Rafa Benitez will face the media this afternoon ahead of Newcastle United's home game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 10:23 am
Updated Friday, 26th August 2016, 11:44 am
Dwight Gayle

Benitez lost three players to injuries during Wednesday night's EFL Cup win over Cheltenham Town.

And the club's manager will talk about the decision to leave concussed pair Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic out of his squad.

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For news and updates from his Press conference, follow our live blog here.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has already spoken ahead of the game.

Read the former Newcastle's manager's thoughts on his return to St James's Park here.

Jamie Sterry

Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Jamie Sterry – who has signed a new four-year deal at the club – made his full debut against Cheltenham, and the 20-year-old has been reflecting on an "incredible" moment for him.

Jamie Sterry