Newcastle United news: Transfer update, McClaren's dilemma for Tottenham game

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has been speaking ahead of Sunday's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

McClaren will take his Newcastle United side to White Hart Lane looking to build on last weekend's 2-0 win over Liverpool.

And the club's head coach has revealed why he dropped Ayoze Perez for that game.

He also talks about his selection dilemma for Tottenham.

Newcastle remain in the Premier League's relegation zone - the club is 18th in the table - but McClaren would not take top-flight safety now.

McClaren reveals why here.

He has also given a fitness update ahead of the Totteham game, with a clutch of players closing in on their comebacks.

Meanwhile, striker Papiss Cisse has also been talking about the 'face-to-face' talks which could save the club's campaign.

Finally, McClaren had this response to questions about United's plans for next month's transfer window.