Paul Dummett knew he had to have a very good pre-season this summer, if he was to get back into the first team squad at Newcastle for this season, otherwise Paul would be sent out on loan again to get first team experience elsewhere, with a number of Championship clubs only too willing to take for next season.
Paul Dummett – had a great game last night
But Paul is now probably one of the most improved players at Newcastle since last summer, and his double loan spell at St. Mirrren, where he played 36 times for the Scottish Premier League side, did him the world of good.
And certainly Paul has so far had an excellent pre-season and has impressed Alan Pardew in training so far this summer.
And then last night Paul was outstanding at left back for the Magpies in our first pre-season game at Motherwell – and certainly his manager thought he was good – Pardew thought he was the Man of the Match.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game last night:
“I was happy with that. I want our levels to be super high and it has shown tonight that our fitness levels are high. We also had a few bonuses.”
“Dummett is knocking on the door of the first team. He could not have done any more, he was my man of the match.”
We thought one of the battles that would be taking place in the first team this summer, would be between Italian International Davide Santon and Frenchmen Massadio Haidara, as to who would be starting at left back in the coming season.
But now we need to add Newcastle-born Paul Dummett to that competition, and of course Paul first impressed two years ago on the American tour, when he came in for Danny Simpson, and played very well for the first team.
Paul will be hoping to build on his excellent performance last night, and he will have done well if Alan Pardew elects to keep him on Tyneside for the coming season.
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