By Frank McAvennie

11th Oct, 2021 | 7:00am

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Callum Wilson could have a field day when Newcastle play against a “poor” Tottenham next weekend.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Wilson’s imminent return.

A Newcastle source told Football Insider on 6 October that the striker is increasingly confident he will be back available after the international break.

The Toon’s next match is against Spurs next Sunday and the club has announced the game will be watched by a sold-out St James’ Park.

This comes as Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign ends with the Saudi Public Investment Fund now majority owners of the cub.

Wilson has scored twice for Newcastle this season but has missed their last four games.

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McAvennie insists Tottenham are the ideal opposition for the former Bournemouth man as he looks to return with a bang.

“If he’s back, that’s massive, that’s the game Wilson wants to play in,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“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.”

In other news, Newcastle are targetting a top defensive signing from Serie A giants as the new owners look to make a statement in the transfer market.