Report: Newcastle receive boost as Paul Dummett prepares to sign a new contract at St James' Park

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The 24-year-old has been one of the Premier League side's better performers this season.

Newcastle are reportedly set to receive a boost ahead of the games that will decide whether they will be in the Premier League next season as the Shields Gazette claims that Paul Dummett is set to agree a new contract at St James' Park.

The left-back was told last year that a new deal would be put on the table, and is now set to put pen to paper before this summer's European Championships, the Shields Gazette reports.

While the 24-year-old has plenty of time left to run on his current contract that he signed in 2013 - which had an option to be as long as six years - the Shields Gazette adds that his latest deal will be befitting of a player who has become first-choice in his position.

The Welshman surely deserves an improved deal. Though it has been a tough season for the Magpies, Dummett has arguably been one of their most consistent players this term.

And his desire to commit his future to the club even though they go into the final two games of the campaign not knowing whether they will be in the Premier League or Championship next year will surely provide the club with a lift that may help them get the points they need to beat the drop.

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