It Was Never In Our Plans He Leave Newcastle Permanently

Paul Dummett looks a very capable footballer with a great temperament and a burning desire to be a success at his home town club, and Paul has so far played at left back and center-back for Newcastle, but maybe he could end up becoming a left winger, since he seems to have an eye for goal, but manager Alan Pardew has also thought about playing Paul in central midfield.

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Paul Dummett – in action on Saturday

Alan Pardew has talked about the versatility of Paul, and his very successful loan spell last season at St. Mirren, and that he could even play him in defensive midfield:

“He was never going to St Mirren permanently, never.” “It was never in our plans. We always had good reports back.” 

“We are not particularly well covered at left-back but Paul offered that pre-season and Davide Santon knew he was under massive pressure. He was pushing him hard.”

“He gained his reward for that on Saturday and I have no qualms about putting him in.”  “I have thought about sticking him in midfield as well, where I think he can be a bit of a destroyer in certain games.”

“There are a number of roles he can play.”  “He is ready and he showed me that, but I think Steven Taylor with one leg will tell me he is OK for the derby. I will make the call on Thursday.”

Certainly when Paul was playing at St. Mirren we watched the Celtic vs St. Mirren game,  and Paul looked like the best player on the field in that game, and the 22 year-old has shown what a career boost a successful loan move can be.

The deadline for emergency loan moves is November 5th, and we hope some of our players like Haris Vuckic and Adam Campbell, as two examples, can be hooked up with loan deals, so they can get some first team experience away from Newcastle.

That will only help their development as footballers.

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