Gateshead sign Dummett on loan

05/03/2012, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead have returned to Premier League neighbours Newcastle United to bring in left sided defender Paul Dummett on a one month loan.

The tough-tackling defender has captained Newcastle Reserves on several occasions, and has been involved with the first-team although he still awaits his first-team bow.

The Wales U.21 international was named in the Magpies matchday 18 for last season's Premier League game at Fulham and also the 4-4 draw with Arsenal.

Dummett, 21, was also an an unused substitute against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the Carling Cup earlier this season.

He came off the bench in a pre-season friendly win at Darlington and then joined the squad for the second half of their USA tour, playing in the final game against Columbus Crew.

The Tynesider's progress, however, has been hampered this season due to hip and ankle injuries but he is now back to full fitness.

"Dummett is highly rated at Newcastle United and both reserves and youth coaches, Peter Beardsley and Willie Donachie, speak highly of the lad," said Gateshead boss Ian Bogie.

"We have been conceding goals of late and Dummett will go straight into the squad for Tuesday's home game against Hayes & Yeading United."

Dummett is the latest of a number of young Magpies who have joined Gateshead on loan over the past couple of years and is looking forward to the experience.

"I want to go there, make an impression and hopefully my time at Gateshead will help me in the long run.

"It will be good to gain experience playing in the Conference, and hopefully I can help Gateshead win some games while I am there."


Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett in action for Newcastle United. Photos by