Paul Dummett could be used at centre-back by Newcastle United in future

Paul Dummett has generally been used as a left-back in Newcastle United's first-team so far.

Paul Dummett has told the Chronicle that he has been informed that he may be converted to a centre-back at Newcastle United in the future.

Dummett has generally been used in a left-back berth by the Magpies, but the Wales international could be given more of a central role in the years ahead.

The 24-year-old insists that, for the time being, he has no preference over what position he plays, providing he is in the starting line-up.

“A few people have said that I could be a centre-back long-term,” he revealed.

“It doesn’t really matter to me as long as I’m playing. I will play anywhere the manager wants me to play. If I need to go to centre-back or somewhere else, then that’s fine for me. But I am happy to be playing left-back at the moment.”

Dummett missed much of the early part of the campaign through injury, but he has come straight back into Steve McClaren’s starting line-up after returning to fitness. 

Dummett coming back into contention has strengthened the Magpies’ options at the back, and he has helped them to climb away from danger.

Newcastle made an inauspicious start to the campaign, but they have started to move away from trouble more recently.

McClaren has guided his side to victories over Norwich City and Bournemouth, and they are now two points clear of the Premier League drop-zone.

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