Tottenham striker Darren Bent is confident of being fit for Monday's clash with Newcastle - after missing the game against Liverpool.

"I woke in the morning with a headache and a high temperature," Bent told the Spurs website. "The doctor told me I had a chest infection and couldn't play so I came straight home and luckily enough we have had the two weeks off with the international break and feel a lot better now.

"It wasn't nice, I wasn't sleeping too well and I didn't leave the house much in the following days. I'm getting over it now, still a bit bunged up, but as far as physical fitness goes I feel great."