Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of derby, injury update

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez will today hold his pre-match media call ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.

Newcastle United's manager will field questions about Sunday's game against Sunderland at St James's Park.

For updates from Benitez's Press conference this afternoon, follow our live blog here.

Benitez is hopeful of an injury boost ahead of the derby.

The club's new manager has doubled the workload of his players ahead of the hugely-important match.

Meanwhile, winger Rolando Aarons has reacted to his England Under-21 call-up.