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Newcastle Player Reviews: Paul Dummett

Local Lad Done Good Against Man Utd But Not Much Else.

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In the dying embers of the memorable game against Manchester United at St.James' Park, Newcastle found themselves 3-2 down when after a topsy-turvy game when left-back Paul Dummett unleashed a fiercely struck shot that flew past David de Gea via a deflection, leveling the game up at 3-3 with moments to go. That was the Welsh international's only real telling contribution of the season.

He was part of Newcastle's six-game unbeaten run towards the end of the campaign, although it proved to be all in vain following the club's relegation. All season long the recurring theme among fans has appeared to be "We need another left-back" when discussing Dummett. He's a serviceable squad player but the lack of depth in his position was always a niggling worry throughout the season.

Despite some fans' trepidation, Dummett has attracted Premier League interest following the club's drop into the Championship from Stoke, West Brom and old gaffer Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace due to him being a home grown player. He's the type of player that could definitely do a job in the second tier and Rafa Benitez will undoubtedly make him a better defender so the club could reap the benefits if he decides to stay at his hometown club.