Alan Pardew has singled out Paul Dummett as Newcastle’s best young performer so far this season, and the Kenton lad has certainly been a pleasant surprise because the 23 year-old struggled at the beginning of the season like a number of Newcastle’s other players.
Paul Dummett – singled out by Pardew today
There’s a good chance if Steven Taylor still isn’t fit then Paul will play alongside Mike Williamson in central defense on Saturday, and certainly he put in an excellent performance there at West Brom our last time out.
This is what Alan Pardew has said about some of our new players:
“The question is, Perez, Cabella, Riviere, Jack and Daryl: How are they going to progress from this point?” “Because all of those new players have done well.”
“And how have our young players, like Dummett, who has certainly been the outstanding performer as a young player, followed closely by Sammy, Arma and Aarons.”
“How are they going to do for us?”
Paul isn’t exactly young these days, having turned 23 in September and by the time Lionel Messi was that age, he had already been voted the Worlds’ Best Player four times in a row.
But Paul has certainly improved a lot this season and it’s just great to see – and Paul has shown he can play both at left back and center-back, and is becoming accomplished in both positions.
And it’s always good that not only do we have more English (make that British) players in the side, but Newcastle also have a number of local lads too.
That wasn’t true a couple of years ago and it makes a difference.
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