NUFC’s forgotten man “very, very close” to returning after 9 months out, says Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has revealed that Paul Dummett is “very, very close” to a comeback after over NINE months on the sidelines and a recent setback over pre-season.

The Kenton-born left-back has not featured since he suffered a bad hamstring injury in our 1-1 draw away to Wolves back in January, despite being fit during the backend of the last season.

Dummett was expected to miss the rest of the campaign before the coronavirus outbreak so was not part of our 25-man squad when Project Restart commenced – which meant he had to sit out the remaining games despite being fully fit.

Frustratingly for the experienced defender, he picked up a niggle in pre-season and missed our final few games, but Bruce has told the press that he expected to come back to action soon ahead of our clash with Brighton this weekend.

Here’s what he’s had to say:

Good news for Dummett, although we’ll have to hope he can put his fitness woes behind him after an injury-stricken few seasons.

That said, we now have Jamal Lewis signed on a permanent deal and, based on his debut last weekend, a very capable left-back in the former Norwich City star.

So, our local lad won’t find it easy to get himself back in Steve Bruce’s side, however he’s a reliable option to have and someone who’s capable of filling in at centre-back too should he need to.

It’ll be good to have him back!

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