It’s been a dramatic few days for Newcastle United, to say the least. There was the last-gasp win over Chelsea on Saturday and the news of Nabil Bentaleb’s potential arrival yesterday sandwiched between a cruel double-injury blow for Steve Bruce meaning both Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett will miss the rest of the season.
While we’ve already discussed a number of Magpies supporters online urging the club to sign Willems on a permanent deal, the injury to Dummett could prove just as important. Indeed, the former Welsh international has played a key role this season when fit, averaging the fourth-highest number of interceptions per game (1.4, via WhoScored) as well as the fifth-highest number of clearances over the same period (3.8).
Able to operate as both a central defender and a wing-back, the academy graduate did look to be an important figure under Steve Bruce, having donned the armband on a number of occasions. So, after Dummett took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and state he’d be back stronger, a number of supporters saw fit to react.
Here’s a look at some of it.
Speedy recovery mate everyone has them bad injuries
— Tom Dixon (@tomdixon27) January 20, 2020
The black n white maldini will return
— Ian wilkinson (@The_wilk79) January 20, 2020
back soon king
— ben (@mustardaturan) January 20, 2020
Love you sweet prince, stay safe, see you next season x
— KiERAN (@KieranRobins10) January 20, 2020
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