Newcastle United news: Mitrovic on his future, Lascelles on Leeds

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez is preparing his table-topping Newcastle United side for Sunday's visit to Elland Road.

And captain Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about what he expects to be a "lively" fixture against sixth-placed Leeds United.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic hopes to keep his place after impressing in the club's last three games.

Mitrovic - who scored for Serbia against Wales during the international break - has been speaking about his future in the wake of speculation linking him with Napoli.

Finally, there was some bad news for United manager Benitez ahead of the game.