Rising Newcastle star says he’ll play any time, any place, anywhere
After showing his versatility in recent weeks, Paul Dummett has said that he doesn’t have a preferred position and is happy to play any position, any match.
Newcastle have been starved of players who can perform equally well at full-back and centre-half over recent years, Danny Simpson and James Perch were used to limited effect covering both positions, while Steven Taylor has filled in at right-back in the past.
Sadly players such as Aaron Hughes were allowed to leave who were great squad players and indeed first team regulars, Hughes for example went on to have a great Premier League career at Villa and Fulham, playing equally well on the right or in the middle, or even sometimes at left-back. Even now he’s doing a job at Brighton in the Championship.
It is often only once these players leave that you realise how big a hole they leave. Givinbg Aaron Hughes away for a pittance was just one of the many rubbish decisions Souness made when he was manager.
I’m still not totally convinced that Paul Dummett has quite enough to be a long-term Premier League regular but he is having a great go at it. If he can keep on proving his versatility then it gives him a massive advantage over players limited to only the one position.
Paul Dummett telling the official club website;
“I do enjoy it at centre-back and in the two games I have played there this season, we have kept clean sheets.
“That is where it starts – at the back, the teamwork has always been there but I think with a solid back four and solid midfield, and the pace we have got in attack, it is causing other teams problems and getting us wins.”
No preferred position;
“I haven’t really got one (preferred position) at the moment, just happy to play any position in any game that the manager picks me in.
“I have just got to do my best in any position the manager tells me to play in, I’m happy to play anywhere.”
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