Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett
Squad number: 3
Nationality: Welsh
Born: 26th September, 1991, Newcastle
Height: 183cms
Weight: 77kg
Previous clubs: St. Mirren (loan)
Signed: July 2008 from youth
Newcastle United debut: 5th January, 2013 v Brighton (away), FA Cup
Position: Defender



A tough-tackling defender who can play at left-back or in the centre of defence, Paul Dummett has captained Newcastle's Reserves on several occasions and made his senior bow in the FA Cup against Brighton and Hove Albion in January 2013.


He had previously been named in the matchday 18 for an away game at Fulham and the 4-4 draw with Arsenal in 2010/11, while last term he was an unused substitute against Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup.


And in pre-season, he was part of the squad for the trip to Portugal and played as a second half substitute against Greek champions Olympiakos, having played against Darlington, Leeds and Columbus Crew the previous summer.


Loaned out to Gateshead towards the end of last season, the left-footed youngster impressed at the International Stadium and returned to his parent club having won a player of the month award with the Heed.


This term, he joined St. Mirren on loan and rejoined them in January after an impressive period in Paisley, where he helped the Buddies reach the Scottish League Cup final and picked up a winners' medal.


Capped by Wales at youth and under-21 level due to his Welsh grandfather, Dummett attended Kenton School and played for Red House Farm juniors. With United since the age of eight, he enjoys snorkeling, golf and tennis.


He was given the squad number 36 for the current campaign and, after making his top flight debut at Manchester City on the opening day of the season, scored his first Magpies goal against Liverpool in October 2013.