Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez sat down with the media today in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

The Magpies can make it three league wins in a row for the second time this season after doing so in November, at a time where they were without a win at all beforehand.

United have been in fantastic form off the back of impressive 2-0 wins over Huddersfield and Burnley to steer clear of the relegation zone.

Newcastle can also move two points behind tomorrow’s opponents who currently sit in the top half, although Benitez refused to get ahead of himself today.

The gaffer was also asked about Sean Longstaff’s nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award for February.

Other topics included Jonjo Shelvey’s return from injury, their impressive league form and the threats that West Ham pose.

Here’s what Benitez had to say: