Newcastle’s 21 year old local lad Paul Dummett could be playing at Hampden Park in January, after St. Mirren beat Aberdeen in the quarterfinals of the Scottish League Cup, following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win at the Pittodrie Stadium last night.
Paul Dummett – doing very well on loan at St. Mirren
He likes playing in black and white stripes – obviously
The 21-year-old Newcastle-born defender played the full 120 minutes in his 9th appearance for St. Mirren, but he was not one of the penalty takers.
The Saints were ahead twice in this game and were leading 1-0 in added time, but would you believe it, Josh Magennis forced extra time with a late goal for Aberdeen.
It’s not clear if Paul will still be at St. Mirren on loan when the semi-finals are played on the weekend of the 26th January, since his loan spell is due to end in early January.
That’s a decision Alan Pardew will have to make – whether he lets Paul stay on loan at St. Mirren for the rest of the season.
Certainly if he cannot get many games on Tyneside in the second half of the season, it would seem sensible to let the lad play first team games north of the border.
Paul has done extremely well up north, and had two successive Man of the Match awards for the Scottish Premier League side recently.
Paul was on loan at Gateshead earlier this year and played 10 times for the Tyneside club, and he played once for the Welsh U21 side last year.
He has yet to play for Newcastle in a competitive game but impressed during the Magpies’ American tour last year.