Left Back Paul Dummett is back to his best form and it’s difficult to see why he wouldn’t keep his starting position through the end of the season.
With Newcastle having conceded two goals in each of the last three games Rafa will be hoping for some clean sheets soon.
But that may be difficult in our next game at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal following the International break.
Dummett played on the left of a back three on Saturday at Bournemouth and had an outstanding game.
And that included his amazing goal-line clearance when the scores were 1-1.
Paul Dummett and his amazing goal-line clearance on Saturday
Paul doesn’t think we are safe yet and this is what he has told the Chronicle today:
“You don’t want to be coming down to the last couple of games still needing wins to avoid relegation.”
“We managed to get our safety status pretty early last season, so we want to try to replicate that and get as many wins as we can on the board.”
“Rather looking down we want to look up, not behind us all the time.”
“There are still teams winning games though, so we have to concentrate on ourselves.”
“If we keep winning games we will be fine.”
Here’s where we stand at the moment in the league and with other teams having games in hand we cannot consider we are safe until we get to 40 points at least.
If 3rd bottom Cardiff win their game in hand they are only 4 points behind Newcastle.
What do you think?