Tottenham Hotspur team news: Hugo Lloris to return against Newcastle

Chris Brunskill

Expect to see Hugo Lloris reclaim his place between the sticks when Tottenham take on Newcastle this Sunday. Unless AVB is lying again.

Hugo Lloris is apparently not suffering any concussion-like symptoms, because he's ready to reclaim his starting goalkeeper job this Sunday. He was left out of Spurs' squad to face FC Sheriff at home in the Europa League on Thursday, but will start against Newcastle, according to multiple reports. The ExpressMirror and Sky Sports all have Andre Villas-Boas as saying that Lloris will return.

Then again, AVB says a lot of things that are not true just to play mind games. Don't be stunned if Brad Friedel takes the field and we don't see Hugo until after the international break.

The Newcastle game should also mark Etienne Capoue's return to Premier League action. He played an hour on Thursday and could potentially be in line for a start, given that Sandro isn't expected to play. The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury against Everton. It's not serious, but he should be rested. Danny Rose, Zeki Fryers and Emmanuel Adebayor will also miss out because of fitness concerns. Nacer Chadli isn't listed as out by any outlet, but has been recovering from a hamstring injury and did not dress against Sheriff.

Expect to see Jan Vertonghen at left back again, while Andros Townsend, Lewis Holtby, Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Vlad Chiriches and Michael Dawson are all likely to start after resting mid-week. The big infinity-way battle for one starting wing position opposite Townsend should be fun.

Newcastle will be hoping Fabricio Coloccini, who has been out injured, will be fit to start. Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are all out. Cheick Tiote's fitness is questionable as well, but he should suit up.

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