Newcastle United need to end wait for cup success

HAPPY TO BE IN TEAM: Newcastle Paul Dummett (right)
HAPPY TO BE IN TEAM: Newcastle Paul Dummett (right)
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PAUL Dummett’s first game of cup football last season didn’t end well.

But the Newcastle United defender went on to help St Mirren do something his boyhood club hasn’t done since 1969 - win a cup.

Dummett made his debut in January’s FA Cup loss to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Two months later the 21-year-old lifted the Scottish League Cup at Hampden Park after St Mirren defeated Heart of Midlothian.

Now the left-back’s hoping to make his full Newcastle debut in the club’s Capital One Cup tie at Morecambe tonight.

“Hopefully, I’ll get a chance,” Dummett said.

“I’ve just got to see what happens and keep working hard.

“I’m just happy being involved in the first team. I’ve got to keep on going. I’ll be ready whenever I get the nod.”

The League Cup hasn’t been kind to United over the years, and Newcastle-born Dummett is as keen as any supporter for the club to have a run in the competition, won by Swansea City last season.

“The fans want us to do well in the cup, as the club hasn’t won one in years and years,” he said.

“Hopefully, the manager will put trust in me and give me a game there, and we can get through to the next round.”