Steve McClaren has been having his say on Paul Dummett today.

The Head Coach may be off to Spain with his players but he is still coming up with the one liners to keep us laughing while he is away.

Paul Dummett is in contention to return to the United squad for the game at Stoke in 14 days time and this is what McClaren had to say about his left-back to the Chronicle:

“He is a strong runner but his character and attitude are vital to this team.

“The quality of right wingers he has had to contend with is impressive.

“We have asked him to do the job with good quality and generally, he has done it.

“We don’t ask him to get over the halfway line too many times…but he certainly makes an impact when he does.”

Now a lot of his team-mates might do well to take note of Paul Dummett’s effort when he steps on the pitch but trust Steve McClaren to take things too far.

Dummett isn’t anywhere near good enough for the Premier League but maybe we get some kind of an idea of why Newcastle failed to bring in any defnders, especially a left-back, if the above is what Steve McClaren honestly thinks.

Not quite sure what a ‘strong runner’ is, I can only assume it means somebody who gets from A to B very slowly and the ‘strong’ bit equals that he does it while looking like he is carrying a sack of coal.

As for ‘certainly making an impact’ when Paul Dummett cross the halfway line – I can only assume the ‘impact’ is a gaping hole for the opposition to run into whilst Dummett is using his ‘strong’ running to very slowly try and get back into position.

Sometimes saying nothing at all is a better policy on certain players and we heard it all before from Alan Pardew, talking absolute rubbish in bigging up players who clearly weren’t good enough.

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