Updates and build up as Magpies travel to Cardiff this evening

Updates and build up as Magpies travel to Cardiff this evening

Hello and welcome to the Newcastle United live blog for Friday, April 28.

After an eventful week, which has included HMRC raids on both St James’ Park and their Benton base; alongside winning promotion to the Premier League; focus finally returns to the pitch as Newcastle travel to Cardiff City this evening.

And while promotion has been safely secured, United have still got a chance of winning the Championship title, and a win in South Wales puts the pressure on to Brighton tomorrow evening.

That is certainly Rafa Benitez’s target although he revealed in yesterday’s press conference that the Magpies will travel to the Welsh capital with a severely depleted squad.

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Updates from Lee Ryder, Chris Waugh and Craig Johns throughout the day.