Paul Dummett says he will play anywhere on the pitch for Newcastle

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The young Newcastle defender just wants to play, regardless of where on the field.

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has been speaking to the club’s official website about his eagerness to get more appearances under his belt for the Magpies.

The 23-year-old featured 29 times for Newcastle last season including 25 times in the Premier League, and only injury robbed him of the chance to play more.

That is something Dummett identified and he went on to make a statement that is likely to please his new manager Steve McClaren.

“I don’t mind where I play,” Dummett said. “As long as I’m playing and doing a job for the team in whatever position the head coach wants me to play, then I’ll play that role.”

Dummett can play either as a centre-back or a left-back but he could yet find himself featuring in other positions following his latest comments.

Last season he made more appearances on the left but only just, and it will be interesting to see where his future lies now McClaren has taken the head coach role following John Carver’s departure earlier this month.

With the right summer additions there is no reason Newcastle cannot be back fighting in the top half of the table next season, with some of their current stars underperforming in what was a tough previous campaign for all concerned.

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