Photos: Rafael Benitez smiles in training, 20-year-old Newcastle prospect looks fit

Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United will take on Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Newcastle United players were training on Friday ahead of the Premier League game against Swansea City at home on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle will head into the match against Swansea on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Southampton away from home at St. James’ Park in the league.

The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

The Newcastle players were training on Friday, and among those attending the session was Kevin Mbabu.

The 20-year-old defender is highly rated and has made three appearances in the Premier League for the Magpies so far this season.

The youngster has been suffering with injury problems in recent months, but as the photo below shows, he looks fit and seems available for selection.

Mbabu appears to have recovered from a thigh injury and could be available to play at left-back against Swansea.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was intense as ever during Friday’s training session, but he was caught on camera smiling on one occasion (see photo below).

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