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Robinson ruled out for Spurs clash with Newcastle

Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson is out of Monday's clash with Newcastle United with a calf strain.

Opinion has been divided over whether Robinson was at fault for Roman Pavlyuchenko's winner at the Luzhniki Stadium, with defeat leaving Steve McClaren's side on the brink of failing to qualify for Euro 2008.

Spurs boss Martin Jol has stuck by the 28-year-old this season following a series of mistakes - but because of his injury, Robinson will be replaced by Radek Cerny on Monday in the Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle.

"Paul was assessed, and it showed that he had picked up a calf strain while on England duty that will prevent him playing for us on Monday," confirmed the Dutchman.

Jol added: "Paul is playing for us - and when he played for England he always did well.

"They were very satisfied with him - otherwise he would not be number one because at international level you can pick five, six or seven England goalkeepers.

"I'm a realistic man - you can come up with all the criticisms, and it's not my business. I want to focus on the Newcastle match."

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