Will this young player step up this season?

Breakthrough season?

Breakthrough season?

This time 12 months ago, Paul Dummett was not even close to being considered for the Newcastle United first team. However, following a successful season long loan spell at Scottish side St Mirren, he seems to have forced himself into the manager’s plans and is ready to challenge Davide Santon for the starting left-back role.

I have been very impressed by Dummett in the few times I have seen him play, albeit in non-competitive circumstances. He seems assured with the ball at his feet, is positionally sound and likes to get forward. What’s more is that it is refreshing to see a left-footed left-back who can take on his man before whipping a wicked cross into the box; something Santon rarely, if ever, does.

Paul Dummett has not only impressed some Newcastle United fans, but has also caught the eye of Welsh manager Chris Coleman, who has rewarded the young Newcastle United player with his first senior call up to the Welsh national side. Dummett is an example of how the loan system can dramatically improve the competition for first team places. His first team experience at St Mirren has given him the confidence to kick on and hopefully run Davide Santon close in the race to become Newcastle United’s starting left-back.

It would be great to see a local lad break through on to the Newcastle United first team, so long as they are good enough. I have a feeling that young Dummett is good enough, What do you think?

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4 comments

  1. This lad is hands down one of our most promising youngsters imo
    The question is how will pards keep 3 lb’s happy over the season?
    Haidara heading out on loan? Santoon to RB?

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    1. It’s a shame Massadio has been injured, I fear he could suffer multiple recurrences of that injury following that horror tackle last season, so it is good for his recovery that we have a decent LB back up in Dummett, who has impressed me immensely.

      Massadio can take his time in recovery and hopefully get a no-pressure loan stint at a Championship club to bolster his development. I don’t think Santon’s long term future is at NUFC, but we all know my rather controversial opinions on Wor Davide

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  2. Ha aye we know about your love of santon! 😉
    Still think the lad has bags of potential but is hampered by having a midfield in front of him who have no idea what’s happening or what there supposed to be doing!

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    1. Santon is an undoubtedly talented boy, but I think defensively he is clueless, positionally he is pants, offensively he isn’t incisive enough. I say try him on the right, and if he doesn’t work there, ship him out!

      That ought to spark debate no? haha

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