Journalist: Newcastle fans surprisingly herald unsung hero at SJP in Southampton clash
Newcastle United fans were left chanting for left back Paul Dummett in Saturday’s clash against Southampton as he put in an impressive performance, according to a journalist.
The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope has revealed on his personal Twitter account that it was the name of the Welsh defender which was reverberating around St James’ Park against the Saints, something which he had never experienced before.
First time I've heard that from NUFC crowd, "Paul Dummett, he's one of our own". Deserved, too. He's been excellent again here.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) March 10, 2018
The longest serving member of the current Newcastle squad, having broken through the youth ranks on Tyneside, Dummett has quite literally been an unsung hero for the Magpies, despite having made 133 appearances for the club before Saturday’s clash.
After missing much of the first half of the season with a hamstring injury, he has reestablished himself as the first choice left back and now has 13 outings under his belt.
The Magpies got off to a flyer against the Saints, Brazilian winger Kenedy netting after just two minutes, before he doubled his tally with another strike in the 29th minute.
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It is about time that the Newcastle fans start singing Dummett’s name, although it is no surprise why he has not been picked out for praise until now. He is a no nonsense defender and although he might get given the ball in the attacking third on occasion, he is very much a defence minded left back, unlike DeAndre Yedlin on the other flank. He is a mainstay in the first team and barring injury or suspension it should remain that way for the remainder of the season. Hopefully the Toon Army will continue to have reason to cheer him on.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies are hunting a table topping winger hunted by Euro giants.