We still don’t know the extent of the injury Paul Dummett picked up last week while playing for Wales against Denmark.
Paul had to leave the game with a muscle injury after 38 minutes, and the Danes went on to win the game 2-1.
Dummett has returned to Newcastle and was not part of the Welsh squad that lost 1-0 in Albania in a (meaningless) friendly last night.
Paul Dummett – extent of injury still unknown
Newcastle don’t have a ready replacement for Paul, and it will be interesting how Rafa Benitez deals with the local lad’s absence.
But a left back is a requirement for the January transfer window, so we have some cover and some real competition for Paul at Newcastle
The latest from the club is that he needs further assessment on the injury.
We don’t even know if it’s a slight injury or a serious one – we assume it’s minor.
Rafa could play Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark, Kenedy or Lazaar at left-back, or play three at the back – Lascelles, Fernandez, and Schar.
We’ll have to wait and see what the boss does for next Monday night’s vital game at Turf Moor
What do you think?