Photos: Newcastle United players cheerful in training

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

Newcastle United will face Barnsley in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

The Newcastle United players were training on Monday ahead of the Championship game against Barnsley on Tuesday evening.

Newcastle will take on Barnsley away from home at Oakwell in the league in a few hours’ time.

The Magpies will head into the match as favourites and high on confidence.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez’s side got the better of Brentford 3-1 at St. James’ Park in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle, who got relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 season, are going strong in the Championship at the moment.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Magpies are currently second in the league table with 25 points from 12 matches, just a point behind leaders Norwich City.

The Newcastle players were training on Monday ahead of the match against Barnsley, and they looked quite upbeat and spirited, as the photos below show.

Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez

Barnsley are doing quite well at the moment and currently find themselves 11th in the standings with 16 points from 12 matches, just four points behind Birmingham City, who are sixth in the table and occupy the final playoff spot.

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