Papiss Cisse a doubt for Tottenham Hotspur clash

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse will need a late fitness test to determine whether he is available to face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed that Papiss Cisse is among a number of players that will need a late fitness test ahead of his side's match against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The striker is the Magpies' top scorer so far this season, netting braces during their 2-2 draws with Swansea City and Hull City.

At his pre-match press conference, Pardew told reporters: "We have not got a crisis, but we have one or two we are kind of waiting for.

"[Emmanuel] Riviere, is he going to be available? Papiss, Cheick Tiote, and I'm not really going to be clear on any of that until [on Saturday]. But we have got players in the group to cope if they don't make it."

Newcastle secured their first win of the season last weekend, beating Leicester City 1-0.

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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