Tottenham Hotspur to assess Emmanuel Adebayor fitness

Spurs to assess Adebayor fitness
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Tottenham Hotspur will assess the fitness of striker Emmanuel Adebayor ahead of their Saturday lunchtime match with Newcastle United.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that he expects striker Emmanuel Adebayor to feature against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The 28-year-old has been away on international duty with Togo for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign but if the striker returns to England before Saturday's match, Villas-Boas has insisted that Adebayor will play a part during the fixture if he is deemed match-fit.

Villas-Boas told reporters: "Obviously we have to take a look at him first. We don't have any news regarding injuries from him, so he's going to be selected for sure.

"I have to make a decision whether he will be in the starting XI or not."

Spurs are without Jermain Defoe, who has been ruled out for three weeks with an ankle injury.

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates moments after scoring the opener on December 6, 2012
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