Rafa gave his press conference early this afternoon and he had some very good news on the injury front with Ciaran Clark very close to a return, Dwight Gayle back running again in training and DeAndre Yedlin in contention for the game against a good Leeds United side tomorrow at St. James’ Park.
Rafa has talked about the injures and that automatic promotion, whether we go up first or second, is the one thing we wanted for this season.
And of course yes – Rafa says it would be better if we can win the Championship.
Rafa Benitez at his press conference
But hey – we’ll take second place any day – as we would have done last August – especially after the two defeats at Fulham and at home to the Terriers.