News in the Shields Gazette today that Paul Dummett will be offered a new and improved contract at Newcastle, even though it was only in November of 2013 that Paul got a new long six year deal at his home town club.
But Paul has impressed since then and has shown his versatility, being able not only to play at left back but in the center of defense too – so it will be a big boost for the local lad.
Paul Dummett – a new deal and number 3 shirt
Paul will also get the number 3 shirt which Davide Santon had before the Italian surprisingly left the club on the last day of the January transfer window for Inter-Milan – his former club.
It’s good that Newcastle keep picking out the players who have done well and reward them with these new deals – so something is going on behind the scenes at Newcastle even though the last couple of weeks has been very quiet with very little communication coming from the club.
You can never accuse Paul Dummett of not giving his very best for the club, and many think that Paul could end up as a center-back, and he’s been impressive when he’s played there for Newcastle.
However Massadio Haidara will be fighting Paul for that number three jersey,and both had injury problems last season, so let’s hope that will not happen this season.
So this is the second bit of good news today – with Ian Cathro being interviewed in the Sun and saying he’s delighted to be joining Newcastle United, which has come ahead of any announcement from Newcastle.
Paul will be only one of the Newcastle players Steve McClaren will be assessing when pre-season training starts in earnest on Wednesday.
This is good news for the Kenton lad who has played 51 times for the club with two goals.