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Last-minute decision to be made on Martins fitness at Newcastle

Obafemi Martins is in doubt for Newcastle United's clash with Tottenham this weekend.

The Nigerian international pulled out of last week's 1-1 draw against Stoke City and has failed to train this week but will be given every chance by manager Alan Shearer to prove his fitness.

"Oba has not trained this week," Shearer confirmed to nufcTV.

"But we haven't ruled him out and we'll continue to monitor his fitness before making a late decision."

Shearer also commented on the fact that Martins withdrew himself from last week's clash, saying he was disappointed but that the striker had done nothing wrong.

"The whole thing was forgotten about afterwards," he added.

"Oba never broke any rules or curfew and all I was disappointed with was the timing of things.

"But I've spoken to him and everything is fine and we're hoping he'll be fit as soon as possible."



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