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The Tottenham Tribute Trust has confirmed it will be doing its utmost to assist former England star Paul Gascoigne.

The organisation was established to support former Spurs players and has revealed it has already contacted Gascoigne's first club Newcastle to discuss how best to help the troubled 40-year-old.

Gascoigne, who won 57 caps before retiring in 2004, was dogged by personal problems throughout his career and was last week detained under the Mental Health Act.

Jonathan Adelman, chairman of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, said: "Paul holds a special place in the history of Tottenham Hotspur and it is our clear priority to look to support him and his family at this difficult time. It is everyone's wish to see Paul well and healthy again."

Adelman added: "He was a great player not only for Spurs but also his country and our organisation was set up by the club for the express purpose of providing help at such times. It will be important to determine the best form that this should take.

"Newcastle United football club are already in contact with Paul's family and we are liaising with them to determine what support is needed at this time.

"I know I speak for all our supporters and everyone connected with the club in wishing Paul a speedy recovery."

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