Newcastle have not had too much success in bringing youngsters through to the first team, since Mike Ashley arrived at Newcastle six years ago.
Paul Dummett – keen to impress this summer
And some promising youngsters are leaving Newcastle this summer, including Mehdi Abeid and Yven Moyo, who have been told to find new clubs, and it’s also likely that former “Wor Jackie” award winner, Australian Brad Inman will leave the club.
The first players arrived back at Newcastle for pre-season training yesterday, and others will return over the next couple of days, with the first training session with Alan Pardew scheduled for Saturday.
Paul Dummett played very well out on loan at St. Mirren last season, where he played 36 times with two goals, and helped St. Mirren win the Scottish League Cup for the very first time.
The Newcastle born 21 year-old is anxious to impress this summer, and he had this to say ion the local press:
“The coaches must see a bit in me but now I need to show them a lot more.” “This is my big opportunity.
“I’m going to go back to pre-season training and work hard.” “I got recalled for the FA Cup game at Brighton and just thought I’d be on the bench.”
“I didn’t think I’d be getting on that early, at half-time.” “I was buzzing to go on and make my debut for my home-town team.”
“It’s something I’ll never forget, and my shirt is all framed in the house.” “That gave me a little taste, and now I want to get more. I’m 21 now, and it’s up to me.”
“I just want to go back into pre-season and try to impress.”
Paul’s appearance in the 2-0 defeat at Brighton in the FA Cup in January was his only first team competitive appearance for his home town club, and he earned a one year extension to his contract this summer, after playing so well in Scotland.
And as well as playing 36 times for St. Mirren last season he was on loan at Gateshead the season before, and played 10 times for the Tyneside club.
But Paul knows this is the time he must break through into the first team at Newcastle, if he is to fulfill his dream and have a career at Newcastle.,
We hope he can do that, because we need the youngsters coming through at Newcastle, and it’s also important to have some local lads in the first team squad.
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