Defoe could return for Spurs

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe could make a shock return to the squad for the Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle on Sunday.

Defoe is back in full training after injuring his foot at the end of January and is pushing for a place, even though it was originally thought that the game would come too soon for him.

Roman Pavlyuchenko (back) and Jermaine Jenas (hamstring) are struggling but Wilson Palacios is back from suspension and Alan Hutton (foot) is fit again.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Corluka, King, Woodgate, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Lennon, Jenas, Bent, Modric, Keane, Palacios, Pavlyuchenko, Cudicini, Bale, Zokora, Bentley, Dawson, Chimbonda, O’Hara, Hutton, Campbell.

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