When a Newcastle youngster goes out on loan to another club, he always has a chance to make a name for himself, and then have Alan Pardew bring him back to Newcastle and give him his chance in the Newcastle first team.
Paul Dummett - taking his chance at Newcastle
And that’s exactly what’s happening this summer with local lad Paul Dummett, and the 21 year-old is attempting to nail down the left-back spot at Newcastle.
Paul started the pre-season games by being the star man at Motherwell, and he will likely start at St. Mirren tonight, where he played 35 times on loan last season, to some rave reviews in Scotland.
Alan Pardew was alerted to his fine form at St. Mirren, and he talked about Paul today in the Evening Chronicle:
“We kept getting reports from Scotland that this kid was good. “I sent John Carver and Stoney to watch him play Celtic. Obviously that is a game that is Premier League standard.” “He was the best player on the pitch.”
“And I said wow, in pre-season we must have a good look at this guy, and he hasn’t let us down. He is everything we seen in the Celtic game. Hopefully he continues it.”
“For a player to break in past a Santon or a Jonas, they have to break in, and they have to believe in their ability.“You can sense that in him. He is starting to believe he is as good as them. That then makes him a contender.”
Alan Pardew has not decided whether he will keep Dummett at Newcastle this season, or send him on loan, but the local lad is versatile and can play in either full-back position.
If Alan does keep Paul on Tyneside, and he doesn’t get many games this year, we suppose the manager can always loan him out to a club in January – but it’s looking this summer like it could be do-or-die for Paul Dummett at Newcastle.
Being the Man of the Match tonight at Love Street would help persuade Alan Pardew he should be in the Newcastle first team squad this season.
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