Aside from the future of Steve Bruce, all the talk at Newcastle United has been about injuries.
The Magpies have been without their three best attackers in recent weeks, although Miguel Almiron did return before the international break. Sadly, it mattered little against Brighton.
Newcastle are hoping to have Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin back for the clash with Spurs. This would be a huge boost to our survival hopes. As it stands, it doesn’t look like we can stay up without them.
However, we’re not the only club who is suffering from injury woes.
Left-back shortage at Tottenham
While Newcastle have been struggling for attackers, Tottenham could arrive at St James’ Park on Sunday without a left-back.
He went off injured in Spurs’ last game against Aston Villa, forcing him to miss Spain’s World Cup qualifiers.
Jose Mourinho will be praying Reguilon returns to fitness, as his other left-back is also struggling with injury.
If both players are ruled out, Mourinho will have to look for a makeshift option at left-back. Perhaps Gareth Bale can roll back the years…
Obviously that won’t happen, but there’s more chance of it happening than Danny Rose getting a start. While Tottenham need a left-back, Rose is unregistered and hasn’t featured since his Newcastle exit last summer.
Tottenham’s left-back limitations could be a boost for Newcastle, who need any advantage they can get as they desperate look to move away from the relegation zone.