Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez sat down with the media today in his pre-match press conference ahead of hosting Everton on Saturday.

United will be looking for an impressive five home wins on the bounce by beating the Toffees at St James’ Park.

This run included crucial victories over Cardiff, Huddersfield and Burnley as well as the scalp of league leaders Manchester City.

Another three points on Saturday will see the Magpies move just three points behind their opponents who are currently in the top half and potentially nine clear of the relegation zone.

Sean Longstaff has been fantastic in this recent run forming a formidable partnership with Isaac Hayden.

However, the 21-year old has suffered a knee injury which could see the midfielder miss the rest of the season.

Longstaff’s injury dominated Benitez’s press conference which other topics included the West Ham defeat, the Everton fixture and the impressive home form.

Here’s what the gaffer had to say…