‘Will have Eric Dier scrambling’ – Pundit names striker who could cause Spurs problems

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Frank McAvennie has hinted that Tottenham could be in trouble against Newcastle United next weekend if Callum Wilson returns to the side. 

The striker has missed the Magpies’ last four Premier League fixtures after being forced off with a thigh injury during the 2-2 draw against Southampton at the end of August. 

However, reports have since emerged that Wilson’s injury timescale could see him return to the fold against Tottenham at St James’ Park next Sunday, which is the club’s first match since the Saudi-led takeover came into effect. 

Former West Ham man McAvennie has pinpointed Wilson’s potential return as one to look out for in what is expected to be a packed house in Tyneside.

He also highlighted his concern for Spurs’ leaky defence when having to defend against Wilson, adding it could be an ideal match-up for the striker to signal his return to the side. 

He told Football Insider: “If he’s back, that’s massive, that’s the game Wilson wants to play in. He is going to be up against a pretty poor Tottenham defence and he is a striker who will punish you if you slip up.

“Me, as a striker, I would play against that defence all day long and twice on Sunday. It doesn’t matter, if you come up against a striker who knows how to pull you about and create space, you’re in trouble.

“If Newcastle are on it, which they should be, any ball over the top will have Eric Dier scrambling. Wilson will fancy that I’m sure. He loves scoring and he has a great chance to get a couple in my opinion.”

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Wilson has always been a tough customer to come up against due to his pace. But it will be interesting to see if Newcastle throw him into their starting line-up from the off, given he has been out for a while.

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