Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is confident of their Europa League chances against Benfica.

Shearer thinks the current Toon side can succeed.

He said: "When they drew ­Benfica, it did bring all those memories flooding back.

"But the first thing I thought was how lucky they were to have the ­second leg at St James'. That can be a big advantage.

"They've got a good chance. The additions made in January have made all the difference.

"I have no worries about them being relegated, though I did ­before all those signings. The squad's been strengthened with quality additions."