As confirmed by The Chronicle, Paul Dummett has been forced to withdraw from the Wales squad – with the left-back set to stay on Tyneside and receive treatment on his hamstring injury.
The defender has missed our last two games against Leicester and Manchester Utd with the same problem, and it seems he has not recovered in time to go away with the Welsh squad for the upcoming international break.
The Chronicle claim that his withdrawal is seen as ‘precautionary’, however he will be seen as an early doubt for next weekend’s crucial clash with Brighton if he doesn’t make a full recovery over the next week.
Following a recent break from the international scene, it’s a shame for him to miss out after recently returning to Ryan Giggs’ set up, with him now set to miss their upcoming games against Spain and the Republic of Ireland over the next 10 days.
Let’s hope he can receive the treatment he needs and return in good time for next weekend’s huge game with Brighton.
Kenedy and Manquillo have filled in well in his absence, but the return of a reliable and committed player like Dummettt will be a welcome one considering how high the stakes will be at St James’ Park next Saturday.
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