Following the injury to Dummett on Sunday afternoon Rafa will want to bring in cover for the local lad at left back and also have somebody pressing Paul for the starting left back position at Newcastle.
And news today in the Shields Gazette that Newcastle has been linked with 23-year-old Bristol City left back Joe Bryan.
Joe has been at his home town club since 2009 and made his debut for City back in March 2012, in a 3–2 win over Leicester City at Ashton Gate.
Bryan came through the Youth Academy at Bristol and has so far played a massive 181 times for Bristol City with 13 goals and in the last three seasons, he has played an average of 50 times each season for the Robins.
23-year-old Bristol City left back Joe Bryan – Rafa interested
He can also play as a left-sided midfielder and left-sided wing-back and he is thought to be one of the best players the Bristol City Youth Academy has ever produced.
He has played consistently well for Bristol City for a number of years and Rafa must think he can make the step up to the Premier League if we are really interested in this Englishman.
The player has been linked with Leeds United earlier in the summer but if Newcastle makes a bid we think he could be very keen to join Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Rafa can bring the best out of this young player.
What do you think?