Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: Latest team news UPDATED

Tottenham will be without striker Jermain Defoe through suspension for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League visit of Newcastle to White Hart Lane.

Defoe begins a three-match ban after receiving a straight red card for violent conduct in last night's 2-1 win at Aston Villa and is set to be replaced by either Peter Crouch or Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Midfielder Luka Modric was forced off with cramp late on but should figure, whilst defender William Gallas remains a doubt with a hamstring injury sustained over a fortnight ago.

Team (from): Gomes, Hutton, Dawson, Bassong, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Van der Vaart, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Sandro, Crouch, Cudicini, Bentley, Giovani, Corluka, Jenas, Gallas.


Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan will miss tomorrow's tough Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham through suspension.

The 28-year-old collected his fifth booking of the season for a foul on James Milner during yesterday's 3-1 home defeat by Manchester City and will sit out the game at White Hart Lane.

Striker Shola Ameobi is likely to miss out once again with a hamstring injury, while keeper Tim Krul will continue despite his costly error against City with Steve Harper still working his way back to full fitness after shoulder surgery.

Dan Gosling (knee), Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments) and Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture) remain on the injury list.

Team (from): Harper, Krul, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, Campbell, Kadar, Barton, Tiote, Smith, Routledge, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Tavernier, Donaldson, Carroll, Lovenkrands, Ranger, Xisco.

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