It is probably about time that Paul Dummett received the credit that he deserves.
The 26-year-old is not a star name and does not live the lifestyle of a superstar footballer, but he has been one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League in recent weeks.
Indeed, since returning from a hamstring problem in the latter stages of 2017, Dummett has been simply terrific for Newcastle United.
He was again in fine form on Sunday afternoon as Newcastle picked up a massive three points against Manchester United in the Premier League.
Dummett had Anthony Martial to deal with for long stages of the match, and the left-back had a solid game against the talented Frenchman.
There is no question that Dummett is popular with the Newcastle fans, and many have taken to social media to lavish praise on the left-sided defender.
Indeed, one supporter even suggested that the full-back should be the club’s next captain.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Paul Dummett (@PaulDummett) February 11, 2018
Fair play to @PaulDummett. He’s looked absolute class since coming back from injury. Seems more confident with the ball too, trusting his team mates instead of just hitting it long.
— Paul White Photo (@PaulWhitePhoto) February 12, 2018
His performance today shouldn’t surprise anyone, been solid and reliable since he made his debut
— Barry mann (@Barryma32180823) February 12, 2018
Once again you where tremendous
— Paul Chilton (@chilly866) February 12, 2018
Great result Paul, you and the lads were absolutely awesome mate, well done ??⚫⚪⚫⚪⚫⚪
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) February 12, 2018
Great shift ? yesterday
— Jordan ?? (@Jje_in_hkg) February 12, 2018
— Rob H Wilson (@carporter) February 12, 2018
The next Captain… Ordinary EPL left back, but 100% geordies…!!!
— Ryan Tho (@BekasiCyber007) February 12, 2018
That defending was magnificent
— Robert Moore (@rob_moore2018) February 12, 2018
Good on you. Put in a shift as always. Everyone played really well. Was working, but kept an eye on the scores. More of the same. Howay the lads!
— Racheal Sinderson (@Zathlass) February 12, 2018