Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media, Liverpool target defender

Rafa Benitez faces the media this afternoon ahead of Newcastle United's visit to the DW Stadium.

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Benitez's side take on Wigan Athletic looking to cement their place at the top of the Championship.

And United's manager will face the media ahead of the game.

Benitez will be asked about Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who has made a successful return from surgery on his cruciate ligament.

Issac Hayden has been speaking ahead of the Wigan game.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been scouting a Newcastle defender. Find out which one here.

For news and updates from Benitez's Press conference, follow NUFC writer Miles Starforth on Twitter here