Paul Dummett addresses his Newcastle United future as contract talks enter closing stages
Paul Dummett wants to stay at Newcastle United, with his contract situation set to be resolved in the coming weeks.
The 29-year-old is in line to make his 200th appearance for his boyhood club against Sheffield United in front of supporters at St James’s Park on Wednesday.
Dummett, along with the likes of Federico Fernandez and Andy Carroll, is out-of-contract this summer, though the Magpies do hold an option to extend his current deal by a further year.
And the left-back made it very clear that he sees his future on Tyneside as he eyes many more outings in a black and white shirt.
“Hopefully I’ll make my 200th appearance on Wednesday but I’m hoping to add as many more as I can,” Dummett, who has been at Newcastle since he was nine, told NUFCTV.
"I’ve been at the club for a long time now, so hopefully I can extend my stay and keep on creeping up with those appearances.”
Dummett made his first-team debut in January 2013 during a 3-0 defeat at Brighton in the third round of the FA Cup.
Just over six months later, the defender scored on his Premier League home debut after coming off the bench in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
He said: “If you had told me as a young kid I’d be playing 200 games for Newcastle, I would have snapped your hand off.
"To hopefully do it on Wednesday night will be a great achievement for the family and I.
"It’s something I’ve worked really hard for and hopefully there will be many more to come in the future.”