Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder is our chief sports writer and covers Newcastle United, including the first team, reserves and Academy. He has been with us since 2005.

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Alan Stubbs and Rafa Benitez live

Rotherham vs Newcastle LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from the New York Stadium

Live updates as Newcastle United take on Rotherham in the Championship at the New York Stadium with Rafa Benitez looking for another three points

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin reveals the chant that he is grateful to Newcastle United fans for

Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin already a popular figure but knows he has to work hard to keep Vurnon Anita out of the team

Rafa Benitez looks on

Rafa Benitez's message ahead of Rotherham: 'We don't underestimate our rivals'

Newcastle United are red hot favourites to beat Rotherham but Benitez warns about dangers of the unforgiving Championship season

Newcastle United's manager Rafa Benitez (C) speaks to his players before the warm up

Rafa Benitez is hoping that Newcastle United can continue living up to their name

After years of turmoil, Newcastle fans and players finally seem to be enjoying a good rapport but Benitez wants it to continue

Newcastle player Jesus Gamez in action

Rafa Benitez makes change to Jesus Gamez's routine that could see him back later this month

Jesus Gamez has only played twice for Newcastle since high profile move from Atletico Madrid

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game and completing his hat-trick

Dwight Gayle enjoying Alan Shearer comparisons but will keep his feet firmly on the ground

Newcastle striker won't get carried away with Shearer talk but is flattered as Toon legend sends him a post-game Tweet after Norwich hat-trick

Rafa Benitez is all smiles during training

Rafa Benitez is asked about THAT Mitrovic celebration picture - here's his response

Newcastle United boss does not see any issues with Mitrovic after wild celebrations against Norwich

Rafael Benitez walks on the pitch during a training session

Don't believe everything you read - Rafa Benitez's warning ahead of Rotherham trip

Rafa Benitez is refusing to take Rotherham's position in the table seriously and warns that Yorkshire clash will be tough

Jamaal Lascelles during training

Newcastle United skipper Jamaal Lascelles treating Rotherham United exactly the same as Norwich

Lascelles wants players to get back down to earth ahead of meeting with rock bottom Rotherham

Yoan Gouffran of Newcastle United (20) Celebrates with teammate DeAndre Yedlin (L) after he scores Newcastle's third and equalising goal against Norwich City

Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin offers a warning ahead of trip to face rock bottom Rotherham United

Newcastle United's USA international knows it won't be easy despite the awful form of Alan Stubbs' side in the Sky Bet Championship

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