Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the vital home game against Leeds United tomorrow night at St. James’ Park.
And after the very poor display last Saturday when we lost 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday – our 9th defeat this term – we are hoping for a much improved display tomorrow afternoon and a win and that would take us so close to an automatic promotion spot.
Rafa has given some very good news on the injury front with Ciaran Clark very close and Dwight Gayle running again in training.
And DeAndre Yedlin is back fit again and he’s in contention to start tomorrow against Leeds United – really good news.
Rafa Benitez – just completed his press conference for Leeds game
Here are some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow night where a win would take us 3 points closer to that automatic promotion spot:
“We have good news. Clark is very close and Dwight was running a little bit today.”
“We don’t like to put a time on Dwight’s recovery.” “But he’s been running a bit, and that’s good news.”
“It’s one game at a time. I like competition between players, and the good news is that players are coming back from injuries.”
“We did well against Leeds in the first game, and we play at home tomorrow. Hopefully we can play at the level we know we can.”
That is good news from Rafa today.
A majority of Newcastle fans think we win this game tomorrow night.
It’s a massive chance for our players to almost nail down promotion with a win and that would be especially true if Hull City drop points in their earlier game at home to Preston North End.
But it’s now up to Newcastle to produce the goods and we need to finish off the season on a high and win the Championship!
What do you think?