Paul Dummett makes competitive Newcastle United return after NINE months out injured

Paul Dummett made a successful return to Newcastle United action after NINE months out injured.

Manchester City's English defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Newcastle United's Welsh defender Paul Dummett during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on November 30, 2019.
Manchester City's English defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Newcastle United's Welsh defender Paul Dummett during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on November 30, 2019.

The left-back played an hour of the Magpies’ under-23 side’s 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League 2, Division 2 – as did fellow first-team defender Ciaran Clark.

The 29-year-old made his long-awaited return to action having not kicked a ball competitively since January 11.

Dummett suffered a tendon problem in that game and then on his friendly return against Middlesbrough in pre-season was also forced off early with a muscle injury.