Spurs boosted by Jan Vertonghen return, but set to be without several midfielders for Newcastle United clash

Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen (left) and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku battle for the ball

Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen (left) and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images). - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Mauricio Pochettino will have the Belgium defender available despite him coming off during the 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion with an injury

Tottenham Hotspur will be able to call on the services of Jan Vertonghen for the Premier League visit of Newcastle United tonight.

The Belgium defender limped out of Saturday’s defeat at West Brom with a knock but is fit to feature against the Magpies at Wembley.

While Vertonghen is available, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to be without a number of other first-teamers.

Eric Dier (illness), Harry Winks and Mousa Dembele (both ankle) are all expected to miss out, which leaves Tottenham short of options in midfield.


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Right-back Serge Aurier is also unavailable with a hamstring injury as Spurs chase a vital three points in their quest for Champions League qualification.

Tottenham know if they fail to beat Newcaslte this evening, Chelsea could move ahead of them in the race for a top-four finish.

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Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Foyth, Rose, Sanchez, Davies, Wanyama, Eriksen, Sissoko, Alli, Son, Moura, Lamela, Llorente, Kane.

Additional reporting by Press Association Sport.

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