Newcastle have been without Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson for a number of weeks, but both players are closing in on a return to first-team action. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka missed Slovakia’s 2-2 draw with Malta last weekend with a stomach bug and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s visit of Spurs. Bruce may opt to freshen things up on the back of the defeat to Brighton, which could mean the likes of Jeff Hendrick and Dwight Gayle coming in. As for Tottenham, Erik Lamela is back in contention after serving a one-match ban against Villa. Key man Son Heung-min remains absent for the time being, however, and Ben Davies also returned early from international duty with a “substantial” injury. Fellow full-backs Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon are also fitness doubts, meaning that Japhet Tanganga may get another start in the backline. Harry Kane has returned from England duty injury free and may once again link up with Carlos Vinicius up top, having worked well together at Villa Park.
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