Rafa rejects negativity claim

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has rejected claims he is fuelling the negativity surrounding the club.

Benitez has made no secret of his frustration at the club's lack of progress in the transfer market this summer, while back-to-back Premier League defeats against Tottenham and Huddersfield have added to the gloom hanging over St James' Park.

-If we win, I will be happy. The main difference is what the players do on the pitch. It's because we didn't win, that's it. If you win, everyone is happy. If you lose, everyone is not happy" said Benitez.,

 The visit of Nottingham Forest to Tyneside for a Carabao Cup second round tie on Wednesday night provides Newcastle with the opportunity to record just such a confidence-boosting victory.