Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has admitted to the Chronicle that he has found things tough this season, due to his injury problems.
Dummett has only recently returned to fitness, after missing all of the early part of the campaign with a hamstring complaint.
The left-back’s progression at St. James’ Park has been halted by his struggles to stay off the treatment table, but he is hoping for a run of games now.
“It’s been a tough spell,” Dummett admitted.
“I was out injured for five months, and for a while, it just felt like it was one thing after another. I injured my knee last season, then just as I was getting back, I injured my hamstring.
“There was a recurrence of that as well, so all in all, it wasn’t nice. It’s not a nice feeling when you’re known as being ‘injury prone’, and that’s definitely something I want to put right.”
Dummett has made four appearances for Newcastle this season, as he looks to re-find his match sharpness.
The Welsh defender played a prominent role for the Magpies’ first-team last season, and his versatility was key.
He will be hoping that he can play a similar role for the side this season, with Steve McClaren’s men looking to drag themselves away from danger.
Newcastle are currently perched in 17th place in the Premier League table, but they are not out of trouble yet as they are only two points above the drop-zone.