Newcastle United news: McClaren faces media, N'Zogbia under fire at Villa

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Rob Elliot is taking nothing for granted ahead of Aston Villa's visit to St James's Park – despite Newcastle United's upturn in fortunes.

Elliot was outstanding in last weekend's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The result lifted the club, which had beaten Liverpool a week earlier, up to 15th in the Premier League after an uncomfortable spell in the bottom three.

And Elliot has been talking about the club's improving fortunes and the visit of basement club Villa, a team the goalkeeper believes shouldn't be under-estimated.

Midfielder Jack Colback, meanwhile, has revealed the "bare minimum" for Newcastle's players this season.

United head coach Steve McClaren will face the media this afternoon ahead of the Villa game.

There will be updates from McClaren's Press conference here later today.

Finally, Villa manager Remi Garde has had some strong words for former Newcastle winger Charles N'Zogbia.

Read Garde's astonishing interview here.