Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to build on the momentum of a North London derby win when they take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Spurs are still in the hunt for a Europa League berth, with their qualification aspirations boosted last time out with a 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal.
Newcastle United meanwhile aren’t in the race for Europe, or in a scramble to stay up – the Magpies on course for a convincingly mid-table finish after early relegation concerns.
Steve Bruce’s side have seemingly played to a more expansive blueprint since the season’s resumption, although Newcastle will be wanting to avoid three consecutive defeats when they welcome Spurs.
Tottenham’s Eric Dier won’t travel to St James’ Park, with the England man suspended due to an incident prior to lockdown, where he climbed in to the stands to confront a fan in an FA Cup game with Norwich.
Dele Alli may also be missing, with the midfielder having sat out Tottenham’s last two matches with injury.
Serge Aurier is also unlikely to feature after the tragic loss of his brother, Christopher, who was shot dead outside of a nightclub in Toulouse on Monday.
Aurier will likely be replaced by Japhet Tangana, who has made a return to fitness following a spell on the sidelines.
Newcastle United are plagued with injuries for the game with Spurs, with no fewer than 7 first-team players unavailable.
Danny Rose is ineligible to face his parent club, but Ciaran Clark, Florian Lejuene, Andy Carroll, Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden are all missing with knocks.
The dangerous Allan Saint-Maximin is also a doubt to face Spurs after picking up a problem last time out against Watford.
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park is a 6pm kick off on Wednesday, July 15.