20 year-old tough tackling Newcastle defender, Paul Dummett, has been sent on loan to Gateshead for a month.
Paul Dummett – Welsh U21 International defender
The Welsh under-21 international Dummett has joined Gatehead until 3rd April, and could make his debut tomorrow night against Hayes and Yeading.
Last season Paul was named on the bench for the away game at Fulham and also for the famous 4-4 draw with Arsenal, and he impressed when he was brought over in place of Danny Simpson on the American tour last July.
Dummett was on the bench against Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup this season, and the Newcastle-born player has been at his home town club since he was 9 years old.
Paul follows in the foot-steps of 20 year-old James Tavernier, who played for Gateshead 18 times about a year ago.
James has made great progress in the last year, and he has played 48 times on loan at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and currently at the MK Dons.
Dummett, who stands 5’10” tall, can play at left-back or center-half, and had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“I want to go there, make an impression and hopefully my time there will help me in the long run.”
“It will be good to gain experience playing in this league, and hopefully I can help Gateshead win some games.”
The loan deals between Newcastle and Gateshead are turning out to be of mutual benefit to both clubs.
We’ll keep a check on how Paul does at Gateshead.