Sunderland v Newcastle: Dummett Starts
Written by Newcastle Utd
Paul Dummett makes his full Premier League debut as Newcastle United travel to Sunderland
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At the Stadium of Light
Paul Dummett makes his full Barclays Premier League debut as Newcastle United travel to Sunderland for the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off).
The 22-year-old has broken into the Magpies' first team this season and has made a number of top flight appearances off the bench, as well as a couple of starts in the Capital One Cup.
But the Academy graduate and United fan will be in from the start for the first time in league action on Wearside, following his goalscoring display against Liverpool last weekend.
With Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor ruled out through respective groin and hamstring injuries, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa serving a one-game ban - Dummett will play at centre-back alongside Mike Williamson.
Dummett's inclusion is Newcastle's only change from their 2-2 draw with Liverpool eight days ago.
On the substitutes' bench there is a place for derby day hero Shola Ameobi, who has seven Tyne-Wear goals to his name, and he is joined by younger brother Sammy, who is at the other end of the spectrum, experiencing the local fixture for the first time.
Massadio Haidara is among the replacements as well - his first matchday involvement of the season following injury.
Sunderland (4-4-2): Keiren Westwood; Phil Bardsley, John O'Shea (c), Carlos Cuellar, Andrea Dossena; Sebastian Larsson, Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Adam Johnson; Jozy Altidore, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Ondrej Celustka, Valentin Roberge, Ki Sung-Yueng, Craig Gardner, Emanuele Giaccherini, Fabio Borini
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)