Newcastle United news: Benitez faces the media ahead of Derby, Shelvey on 'complete failure'

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

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

The club's manager is holding a media call this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night's Championship game against Derby County.

For news and updates from United's training ground at 1pm, go to our live blog here.

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has also been speaking ahead of the televised game.

And Shelvey has revealed what he would view as a "complete failure" this season.

Meanwhile, we also have part two of our Steven Taylor interview.

The former United defender, now at MLS club Portland Timbers, reflects on his 13 first-team seasons at St James's Park.