The big defender says there is a great atmosphere around Spurs Lodge and that the lads can't wait to be out there again after back-to-back Premiership wins against Everton and Aston Villa.
Saturday's victory at Villa Park lifted us into seventh in the Premiership just four points behind Newcastle in third.
They could stretched that lead to seven points by beating Bolton last night but after both teams take a break this weekend having been knocked out of the FA Cup, Newcastle arrive at the Lane for a huge game next Wednesday.
Deano said: "I've looked at the league table and Newcastle are a few points ahead of us so if they beat us, then the gap becomes that much bigger.
"It's a massive game and if we beat them we'll be on their tails again.
"We were the better side up there, especially first half when we could have come in a couple of goals up. We can take that into next week's game.
"One area Newcastle are not the strongest is defensively so if we can get at them we should do alright."
Dean Richards is counting the days to what he describes as a 'massive' game against Newcastle United.