Newcastle United news: Benitez faces media ahead of Huddersfield, Gayle latest

Ayoze Perez and Rafa Benitez (Pic: PW Sporting Photography)
Ayoze Perez and Rafa Benitez (Pic: PW Sporting Photography)

Rafa Benitez will face the media today ahead of Newcastle United's visit to the John Smith's Stadium.

Benitez's side take on Huddersfield Town in a televised game tomorrow evening.

And United's manager will hold his pre-match Press conference at 1pm.

The Championship leaders go into the game on the back of a hugely-important 2-1 win over second-placed Brighton and Hove Albion.

Ayoze Perez came off the bench to score the club's winner at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night, and the forward has revealed what Benitez told him on the touchline.

Benitez will give an update on Dwight Gayle's fitness ahead of the Huddersfield game, and we have spoken to an injuries data analyst about Gayle's hamstring problems.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield manager David Wagner has spoken about United's visit to a sold-out John Smith's Stadium.

For news and updates from Rafa Benitez this afternoon, follow NUFC writer Miles Starforth on Twitter here