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Dummett earns Taylor acclaim

13th June 2018, 14:25 by Jack Ogalbe

Steven Taylor has backed Paul Dummett to continue flying the flag for the local lads at Newcastle.

Left-back Dummett joined the club as a nine-year-old and has made 130 appearances for the first team, while his return from injury last term coincided with the side's upturn in form.

Taylor previously mentored the Wales international during their time together at St James' Park and as a Geordie, has often curried extra favour with the fans.

Dummett is one of the players to demonstrate the type of determination and commitment that endeared Taylor to the supporters and the man who now plies his trade at Peterborough is backing the 26-year-old to continue to flourish on Tyneside.

"I still speak to him regularly and I think he's done magnificent,” Taylor told nufc.co.uk. "I don't think he gets the credit he actually deserves. He played some fantastic games last year after coming back from a big injury, and it seems to go under the radar for a lot of people.

"But it's great to see him doing well. He's secured a long-term contract, which he fully deserves, and I wish him all the best for the rest of his career. Hopefully he can stay here for as long as I did."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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