Rafa Benitez Press conference LIVE: All the news ahead of Newcastle v Brentford

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez faces the media today ahead of Newcastle United's home game against Brentford.

Benitez was this morning putting his players through their paces ahead of the Championship fixture.

And United's manager will answer questions at 1pm.

For news and updates from Benitez's media call, follow our live blog here.

DeAndre Yedlin is back on Tyneside after playing in the USA's two internationals.

The defender has been talking about his bruising welcome to the Championship.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman made his England Under-21 debut during the international break.

And the 19-year-old, yet to play a competitive first-team match for United, has been talking about his future at St James's Park.

Meanwhile, Steve Derby, appointed as Derby County's new manager this week, has blamed speculation linking him with the Newcastle job for his dismissal at the iPro Stadium 17 months ago.