NEWCASTLE United defender Paul Dummett has signed a new deal at the club that extends his stay in the first-team to a decade.

Dummett has put pen-to-paper on a one year extension that will see him stay at St James Park until the summer of 2023.

The 30-year-old has made 204 appearances for the Magpies after coming through the youth academy on Tyneside. He has been at the club through two relegations as well as a Championship winning season.

Head coach Eddie Howe spoke of his desire to keep Dummett at the club beyond the summer and the boss has got his wish.

He said: “Paul is a consummate professional who has given so much to this club and I’m delighted he will be staying with us.

“He is a player and a person I like very much. He leads by example both in the dressing room and on the pitch and I’m pleased to retain someone with his positive influence and defensive capabilities."

Dummet has struggled with injury problems this season which has reduced his playing time to just three appearances. 

The left-back said: “This is a hugely exciting time for the football club and the city so I’m delighted to be committing another year here and staying at my boyhood club.

“I’m immensely proud that next season will be my tenth involved with the first team and I’m really looking forward to being part of what is a big season to come. Howay the lads!”