Rafa Benitez sat down with the media in his pre-match press conference to discuss various topics ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Wolves on Monday night.

The Magpies come off the back of a decent run of league performances, beating Cardiff City and Manchester City before running Tottenham Hotspur close at Wembley last weekend.

This has taken Newcastle up to 15th in the Premier League, although they sit just two points above the relegation zone.

Wolves, meanwhile, have won their last three league games, scoring at least three on each occasion.

This leaves Newcastle’s next opponents as the current best of the rest behind the top six, 14 points above United.

Newcastle will be keeping an eye on Southampton hosting Cardiff as well as Burnley’s trip to Brighton before the Magpies’ tricky trip themselves.

Benitez had plenty to say regarding the fixture, new signings Antonio Barreca and Miguel Almiron, injury news, as well as their Spanish training camp.

Here’s what the gaffer had to say…