Good news this morning about one of our youngsters out on loan – defender Paul Dummett – who is at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.
Paul Dummmett – at St. Mirren on loan
Paul won the Man of the Match award for the second week in a row, in St. Mirren’s home loss to Dundee United by 1-0 yesterday.
The Newcastle-born defender has already played for the Welsh U21 side, and can play at center-back or left back, and he was also the Man of the Match in last week’s 5-0 defeat by Celtic – also at home.
Paul is on loan to St. Mirren until January, and at that time manager Alan Pardew will probably want to take a look at the lad, and see how far he’s progressed.
The Newcastle manager will then have to decide whether he lets him stay out on loan or whether Paul becomes part of the first team squad at Newcastle for the rest of the season.
Being 21 is the time for youngsters to show through at the club, otherwise they may have to play elsewhere to get their first team football, although Paul only turned 21 last month.
And Newcastle are keeping an eye on Paul while he is at St. Mirren, and Development manager Willie Donachie was watching the game from the directors’ box, and will let the Newcastle manager know just how well Paul played – for the second game running.
The game yesterday looked like it was heading for a 0-0 draw until Dundee United were awarded a penalty, when Steven Thompson handled the ball in the 69th minute, and Johnny Russell made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Paul has now appeared 8 times for St. Mirren since he joined them in late August, and has seven starts and next up for Paul is a game on Tuesday night, when St. Mirren travel to Aberdeen in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
It’s always good when you hear our youngsters doing well out on loan.
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