Newcastle United have been without the services of Paul Dummett since the left-back limped out of the clash with Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
It had been thought that the defender would miss just two weeks of football, but a hamstring problem is still keeping the popular full-back on the sidelines heading for the month of October.
Dummett turned 26 on Tuesday, and as expected, there was a happy birthday message waiting for the Welshman on Newcastle’s official Twitter account.
Dummett, who is valued at £3.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, thanked the Magpies for their well-wishes, and there were also a number of Newcastle supporters that took to Twitter to wish the defender a happy birthday.
There is no question that Dummett is a popular figure with the Newcastle fans, and many were keen to learn when the defender would be fit after missing a lot of football in recent weeks.
After coming through the youth system at Newcastle, Dummett has made more than 120 appearances for the Magpies, and played all but one of their Championship matches during the 2016-17 campaign.
Thank you 👌🏼 https://t.co/MapxVfGLPn
— Paul Dummett (@PaulDummett) September 26, 2017
I LOVE YOU PAUL 😍 pic.twitter.com/sRhbYYiZFj
— Kris Hargrave (@krishargrave) September 26, 2017
Happy birthday pauldinoho
— Aaron Byers (@AaronByers12) September 26, 2017
Hurry up and get back on that pitch boy 😉
— Aaron (@AaronBates91) September 26, 2017
— Ross Gallagher (@Ross_GaIIagher) September 26, 2017
We miss u 😔
— alimert axısxa (@AvatarGAang) September 26, 2017
Happy birthday, Paul. Hope the hammy is coming along well.
— David Sproule (@dsproule) September 26, 2017
Happy birthday Paul. The Welsh Maldini.
— Jimmy Terrones (@JamesTerrones95) September 26, 2017
Happy birthday Paul, hurry up and get fit. Knockheart had far too much space on Sunday lol need the likes of him back in you pocket lol
— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) September 26, 2017
When you back Paul? Give me some good news pal.
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) September 26, 2017
Happy birthday Paul missing you at matches tell my son to watch everything you do he's a LB too! Have a good day
— YouthGoneWild (@YGW1974) September 26, 2017