Newcastle United news: Wijnaldum's surprising admission, Colo's party

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Georginio Wijnaldum says he won't be "happy" at St James's Park until Newcastle United are safe from the threat of relegation.

The midfielder has been talking about the relegation-threatened club's plight ahead of Saturday's game against Aston Villa.

And Wijnaldum has revealed why he's not content with United's recent upturn in fortunes under new manager Rafa Bentiez.

The 25-year-old is also looking to end a goal drought which stretches back to mid-January.

Benitez is sweating on the availability of two key players ahead of the 17th-placed club's visit to Villa Park.

Defender Chancel Mbemba has given a glowing endorsement of Benitez.

Finally, in the week Jamie Vardy had a high-profile party, we recall when Fabricio Coloccini had a bit of a do, which became known as #colosparty, at his house.

Finally, former United defender Patrick van Aanholt, now with relegation rivals Sunderland, has backed Sam Allardyce's side to handle the pressure ahead of their game against Chelsea, another of his old clubs.

Aanholt had a loan spell at Newcastle during the club's 2009-10 promotion season.