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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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez applauds the fans

Rafa Benitez says his players hold the key to lifting St James' Park after bad week for fans

Newcastle United fans have been down in the dumps of late after three games without a win, but Benitez backs his players to change the mood

Jonjo Shelvey

Rafa Benitez feels that Jonjo Shelvey CAN win his England place back

Newcastle United midfielder left the City Ground dejected last Friday night but can re-ignite his season against Birmingham City

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin aiming to get fans singing from the word go against Birmingham City - here's how

USA international DeAndre Yedlin discusses how things went wrong for Newcastle in their last game against Blackburn Rovers

St James' Park, Newcastle live

Newcastle United vs Birmingham City LIVE: Updates and analysis as Magpies take on Blues

All the latest team news, live updates, reaction and analysis as United look to get back to winning ways against Birmingham

Newcastle United's Manager Rafael Benitez

Rafa Benitez knows Newcastle United will spend the next few weeks getting to know Birmingham

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has plenty of respect for Birmingham City ahead of their visit to St James' Park

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow dives to catch the ball

Rafa Benitez opens up on tough choice of who plays in goal with FOUR keepers in contention

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has all four of his senior goalies competing for the gloves again

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot dives to make a save

Rob Elliot to make his comeback from injury next week - here's all the details

Newcastle United goalkeeper is back from a serious knee problem and faces a game with Aston Villa's second string at St James' Park

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United (17) controls the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on December 2, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Ayoze Perez out of Birmingham clash but four players battling for two places in attack

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has plenty of options in attack despite absence of Ayoze Perez for Blues meeting

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Rafa Benitez urges Newcastle United to 'stick together' ahead of Birmingham City game

Newcastle face their first game since the stormy encounter at Nottingham Forest and Rafa Benitez reacts to the red cards for the first time

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin says Newcastle United must move on from referee storm

USA international DeAndre Yedlin says the time has come to focus on Birmingham City and staying at the top of the table


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