Club officially confirm that there will be only four Newcastle defenders fit and available to see out the rest of the season, barring any injuries…

At his press conference pre-Manchester City, John Carver confirmed this morning’s rumours that the news wasn’t good on Paul Dummett.

Press reports suggested up to 8 weeks out but the Newcastle Head coach has now confirmed that Dummett won’t be back playing this season as he will be out for up to three months.

“The good news is Paul Dummett doesn’t need an operation but he is out for around 10-12 weeks.

Newcastle now have only Williamson, Haidara, Coloccini and Janmaat available now.

Mathieu Debuchy and James Tavernier were sold in the summer, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa sold in January.

Steven Taylor was then injured and out for the season before the winter transfer window opened, yet Mike Ashley still sent out Davide Santon and Remie Streete on loan and didn’t bring a single defender, or indeed any other player, in this January.


  • LeeCharmless

    NUFCTheMag they’d better have a holiday before this tough run if fixtures.

  • Steve1221

    If you feel its worth mentioning the fact that Remie Streete has been sent out on loan then it must be worth mentioning that Good and Satka are still at the club.

  • Laughlaugh

    Does anyone still care? Happens season after season with our wafer thin squads!

  • PeterS84

    Anita can play right right, Ryan Taylor can play right back, Gutierrez can play left back and we have a bunch of reserve players who deserve a chance…if my maths is correct then that is more than 4

  • Laughlaugh

    Which would be probably ok if we were in the championship!!