Newcastle United news: Benitez holds media call, striker search latest

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez will face the media this afternoon ahead of Newcastle United's visit to Ashton Gate.

Benitez's side take on Bristol City in the Championship tomorrow afternoon.

Writer Miles Starforth will be at Benitez's 1pm Press conference.

For news and updates, go to our live blog here.

Newcastle go into the game on the back of a 4-1 midweek win over Reading at St James's Park.

Summer signing Matt Ritchie – who scored a penalty in the game – has been talking about the "joy" of playing for United.

Benitez has also been talking about midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and his "important" role at the club.

Finally, we have the latest on the club's search for a new striker.