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Dummett Hoping To Make More Memories

Written by Newcastle Utd

Paul Dummett scored his first Newcastle goal against Liverpool last season - but also saw red against the Reds at Anfield

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Paul Dummett will never forget the last time Liverpool last came to St. James' Park, just over a year ago.

The defender came from the bench to score his first Newcastle United goal in only his second Barclays Premier League appearance in a thrilling 2-2 draw in October 2013.

It came at the Gallowgate end, in front of his friends and family, and gave a Magpies side reduced to ten men following Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's red card the lead against last season's eventual runners-up.

Last term's return fixture at Anfield will also live long in the memory of the 23-year-old Wales international, for Phil Dowd showed him an 87th-minute red card - quickly rescinded on appeal - after a hard but fair tackle on Luis Suarez.

Dummett was impervious at centre-back in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win over but is likely to return to his more familiar left-back role when Liverpool arrive at St. James' Park on Saturday (kick-off 12.45pm).

And he's hoping to remember this weekend's game for the right reasons once again.

"(I have) happy memories from scoring and bad memories from getting sent off," he told nufcTV.

"Obviously it's a bit of a dramatic one so hopefully I'll get another goal to top off a brilliant week. We got a good result against Tottenham and then a clean sheet against Man City, the champions of the Premier League.  

"To keep a clean sheet against a team like Man City is hard to do but we worked really hard and deserved the win. We'll go there with a lot of confidence to play against Liverpool."

Since scoring that goal against the Reds, Dummett has signed a long-term contract with his boyhood Club, made his full international debut against Holland and established himself in Alan Pardew's strongest XI.

He remains as down to earth as ever but admitted: "A lot has changed because now I've been playing regularly in the Premier League, so I have a lot more experience of playing against these top class players. That's the main difference."

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