With a major roster overhaul expected, does Paul Dummett have a place in the rotation at Newcastle United?
When it comes to the potential roster overhaul at Newcastle United, a lot of the focus is on the club’s attack. Obviously, there is a major need for a quality striker and more production from the attacking players. But, there are also some questions on the backline. Who will be the starting right back? Will the club sign Danny Rose to be the first-choice left back? Today, we look at whether Paul Dummett has a place in the future for Newcastle United.
The 28-year-old has been with the club since coming up through the NUFC Academy and made his debut for the first team back in 2013. Dummett has served primarily as a left back, also playing in central defense when a five-man backline is deployed. In 16 EPL appearances this season, Dummett made zero errors leading to goals and 54 recoveries.
He’s a steady defender, but his performance has been criticized because of the lack of presence in the attack. Rafa Benitez tried to bring in replacements or competition and Steve Bruce was able to do so with Jetro Willems and Danny Rose on loan this season.
For a club that may have some new faces and a potentially new identity, it will be important to keep around some dependable veterans that are proud to wear the black and white. Dummett came up through the ranks and has been nothing but reliable. He also has the versatility to play centrally or out wide on the left. With a contract running until June 2022, it would be wise for the new regime to keep him around going forward.