Photos: Newcastle players serious in training ahead of Nottingham Forest game

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United will face Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Friday evening.

The Newcastle United players were training on Thursday ahead of the match against Nottingham Forest away from home on Friday evening.

Newcastle will take on Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship later this evening.

The Magpies have lost their last two competitive matches and will be looking to return to winning ways.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez’s side will head into the match against Forest on the back of a defeat to Hull City away from home at the KCOM Stadium in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Newcastle went down 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers at St. James’ Park in the Championship last weekend.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

The players were training on Thursday ahead of Friday evening’s game against Forest.

As the photos below show, the Newcastle players were very serious and were training hard.

The Magpies are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 40 points from 18 matches.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Benitez’s side are two points clear of second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion and are firm favourites to win the league title this season.

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