Rafa Benitez loses Newcastle midfielder AND defender to injury ahead of Blackburn

Rafa Benitez has lost two Newcastle United players to injury ahead of tomorrow's home game against Blackburn Rovers.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:44 pm
Jack Colback

Benitez today revealed that midfielder Jack Colback has a problem with his eye.

And defender Grant Hanley is struggling with a shin problem ahead of the Championship fixture.

Otherwise, the only absentee is winger Rolando Aarons, who is in Italy after undergoing surgery on a ruptured cruciate ligament.

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United manager Benitez said: "Colback has some problem with his eye and won't be available."

Newcastle are looking to record a 10th successive win.