Magpies defender Paul Dummett has made a dramatic U-turn on his Wales International career and declared that he would now be open to selection despite rejecting manager Ryan Giggs invitation to join the team for Wales’s March China Cup exploits.
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26-year-old Dummett ruled himself out of Wales selection after former head coach Chris Coleman gave the defender few chances and the former St Mirran loanee decided to focus all of his efforts on gaining as much playing time with Newcastle as possible.
However, current Wales boss Ryan Giggs has made it clear that Dummett has a place with the national squad and that if he makes himself available and performs for the magpies, then improving on his two caps is almost a sure thing.
Wales Career to Date
The first of those two caps came against the Netherlands on the 4th June 2014 but it was another 17-months before he played for the national side again.
Ironically, this was against the Netherlands again after coming on in the 65th minute for Neil Taylor.
Dummett was included in the 29-man squad for Euro 2016 (in which Wales reached the semi-final) but was one of the six players cut from the travelling squad and declared a year later that he was not available for selection.
Dummett is a graduate from the Magpies youth academy and was sent out on loan to Gateshead and then St Mirran in his early career in order to gain some first team action.
He soon showed plenty of talent and made his debut for Newcastle in the 4-0 defeat by Manchester City at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.
His first goal for the club followed relatively quickly and came in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool in October that season but Dummett was the cause of controversy later on in the campaign ending Luis Suarez’s hopes of making the 2014 World Cup when a crunching tackle ensured the Uruguayan required knee surgery.
Since his debut season, Dummett has been a consistent performer for the Magpies and played in all but one of the sides 46 championship games during the 2016/17 season.
Having played a starting role against Cardiff at the weekend, it is likely Dummett will retain his place for the visit of Chelsea this weekend in a vital game for both sides.