Raphael Benitez is set to miss his usual pre-match briefing following a recent medical procedure, but his assistant manager Francisco de Míguel Moreno (Paco) will step in to hold the briefing with the media.
Paco said: “We are a very close team behind the scenes so everyone is always happy to step in and help out wherever it’s needed.
“We have all been in constant contact with Rafa as always and while he is very keen to be back on the training pitch, he is in good spirits.
“He is feeling better each day and we are looking forward to seeing him back shortly.”
We wish Raphael Benitez speedy recovery.