Injury worries mount up for Newcastle ahead of Tottenham clash

KEY MAN ... Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse.
KEY MAN ... Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse.

PAPISS Demba Cisse, Cheik Tiote and Emmanuel Riviere are doubts for Newcastle United’s visit to White Hart Lane.

But Ryan Taylor will be back in the squad for the first time in more than two years.

Taylor has made a full recovery after twice rupturing his cruciate ligament.

Tiote and Riviere, meanwhile, missed last weekend’s 1-0 win over Leicester City at St James’s Park.

Cisse – who recently returned from a six-month lay-off with a fractured kneecap – played in the game.

But United manager Alan Pardew today revealed that Cisse is doubtful for Sunday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur along with Tiote and Riviere.

“We have not got a crisis, but we have one or two we are kind of waiting for,” said Pardew.

“Riviere, is he going to be available? Papiss, Cheik Tiote, and I’m not really going to be clear on any of that until tomorrow.

“But we have got players in the group to cope if they don’t make it.”