Newcastle defender Paul Dummett says that he hopes the club ‘will bring good player in to help us’ following this season’s shambles and near fatal brush with relegation.

The Geordie says that the players have to accept responsibility for coming so close to disaster and says that the club should never have ended up fighting a relegation battle.

However, in the last six Premier League seasons under Mike Ashley, Newcastle have been relegated once (2009), survived only on the second last matchday (2013) and then the final matchday (2015).

So it is beginning to look a biennial event, let’s hope Newcastle United make proper investment this summer in the squad to make up for the under investment of recent years.

Paul Dummett speaking to the Chronicle:

“This club should never be in the position that we have been for the last three months. I think us as players have got ourselves to blame.

“Luckily, we haven’t gone down and we need to build in the summer with new players and make sure we don’t get in this position anymore.”

A big summer (now only 66 days until Premier League season kicks off and no manager and no new players as yet):

“We have got a big summer with new players and there are a few players out of contract, so there will be players to replace.

“Hopefully they will bring good players in to help us.”

Living the dream:

“When I look back to that noise on the last game of the season, every one of those fans would like to be a player on the pitch.

“Fortunately for me I am one of those players and every time I play, I will give everything for this club.”

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