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100 Newcastle games up for Paul Dummett and he’s looking forward to his next century of matches

5 years ago

Defeat at Blackburn marked the 100th senior appearance for Paul Dummett.

However, despite the result he refused to be downhearted.

The Geordie full-back says that if Newcastle repeat their performance at Ewood Park on a regular basis, they will win a lot more than they lose.

Blackburn scored with their only shot on target, whilst Newcastle dominated the game and saw a number of efforts saved, as well as even more being wasted.

Blackburn had only won three out of 12 at Ewood Park this season so difficult to agree with Paul Dummett’s assertion that it is ‘a tough place to come’.

The last two home games had seen Blackburn defeated by both Brighton and Reading, who are currently looking Newcastle’s biggest competition in the promotion stakes.

Nevertheless, Paul Dummett is saying he is living the dream, growing up as a Newcastle fan and now reaching this 100 match milestone.

The Welsh international saying that he is looking to many more in the future.

Paul Dummett speaking to the official club website:

“The performance was really good, we have had a lot of chances and dominated the game and we haven’t got the result we deserved – but that’s football.

“You have got to take your chances when you get them and finish teams off. Credit to them, in the end they scored the free-kick, but we have just got to keep on going for the rest of the season, keep putting in performances like that and we’ll win more games than we’ll lose.

 “It’s very frustrating. The manager just said we’ve got to be positive, as we dominated the game.

“It’s disappointing and coming here away is a tough place to come but we’ve just got to take our chances when we get them, finish teams off.

“We’ve struggled a few times I think in a few of the games where we’ve had the same situation and we just need to finish things off when we get the chances.

Blackburn seemed to throw bodies in front of every chance we had and they blocked a lot of them.

“We just have to keep on going, be positive and be confident that we can keep on winning games. We’ve got a good squad of players. We’re disappointed, but we have to be positive too.

“This season we’ve scored more goals than any other team, so we do score a lot of goals. We’ve just got to keep on creating those chances and we’ll win games.

“I found out about it (yesterday was Dummett’s 100th senior NUFC match) yesterday so it’s nice for me, having grown up as a Newcastle fan, to have played 100 games for my home town club. It’s a big achievement, so hopefully there’ll be many more to come.

“Because we’ve been beaten, it takes the shine off the occasion but for me, being a fan, playing for your home town club is what you want to do. I’m happy with that, and now I’ve got to keep on going and get 100 more.

“It’s been three and a half or four years since my debut, so it’s a positive for me and I’ve just got to keep on doing what I can do to stay in the team now and get many more appearances in the future.”


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