It seems that both Paul Dummett and Conor Newton could have offers soon from Celtic, and that means that St. Mirren, Celtic and Newcastle will have all offered them new deals, based on their very good performances for St. Mirren last season, while out on loan.
Conor Newton and Paul Dummett at St. Mirren last season
However, the Newcastle offer is just for one year, and both Newcastle born youngsters are weighing up which team to sign for.
Paul Dummett looks the more likely to sign for Newcastle and he’s played once in a competitive game for Newcastle, but did well almost two years ago, when he came in for Danny Simpson on the US tour, when Danny had to return to England because his girlfriend was having their first baby.
But Conor simply hasn’t had a look in at Newcastle, and that’s a pity because he should have at least been given a chance to show what he can do.
Conor is busy thinking what he should do this summer, and he had this to say:
“I haven’t signed on with Newcastle yet but there is a deal on the table,” the 21-year-old confirmed. “I need to have a proper look at it once I get myself together.”
“The past six months is probably the most football I’ve played in my career so far so I just need to rest up for a few weeks. I understand there is an offer from St Mirren as well so that is definitely still a possibility.”
“I’d like to have made my decision within the next two weeks as the start of the season isn’t far off.” “It’s a big decision on whether I stay with Newcastle or move on. I’ve been there since I was nine years old and if I am to move on, it will be a massive thing for me.”
“I went out to Hong Kong for a tournament with the Newcastle lads after the season ended with St Mirren and it was great being back in amongst them. I’ve missed the banter. But I don’t think there is much chance of me getting regular football at Newcastle next season.”
“They plan to sign us and then put us straight back out on loan again. I just need to weigh up my options.”
Conor Newton played 20 times with 3 goals for St. Mirren last season, and Paul Dummett played 36 times with two goals.
Conor is being realistic about things, and maybe he should take Newcastle’s one year deal, and plan to get more first team playing experience at St. Mirren next season – and then see where things stand.
But Conor may pull the plug on his home town club and sign for a Scottish club – and it could even be Celtic.
Paul Dummett is the more likely to stay at Newcastle, but there again he could be off this summer somewhere north of the border.
What do you think?
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