Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur: Early team news as 15 out with two doubts: photos

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur: Both Eddie Howe and Ange Postecoglou had injury concerns to deal with at St James’ Park today.

Newcastle United face Tottenham Hotspur today aiming to continue their good form since the international break. Seven points from three games has helped the Magpies strengthen their hopes of qualifying for European football next season - but they face a stern test of their credentials against Ange Postecoglou’s side.

They will be keen to avenge their 4-1 defeat in north London back in December and know a win against Spurs, like they discovered during their stunning 6-1 win in this fixture last season, can go a long way to helping them realise their European ambitions. However, like many games this season, Eddie Howe has a number of injury issues to contend with within his squad.

Long-term absentees like Jamaal Lascelles, Sven Botman and Sandro Tonali continue to be absent whilst they will be sweating on the fitness of Lewis Hall after Howe admitted on Friday that he hadn’t trained after suffering a quad injury. Here, we take a look at the latest injury news from both camps ahead of Newcastle United’s clash with Spurs at St James’ Park:

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