Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dummett Walks from Wales Squad

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dummett Walks from Wales Squad

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NEWCASTLE United defender Paul Dummett has told Chris Coleman that he no longer wishes to be considered for international selection.

Dummett, 25, was capped twice by the Dragons but missed out on a place on the plane to France last summer for Euro 2016. And despite solid form for the Magpies throughout the campaign, Coleman has ignored the left-back in his Wales squads since. He was again omitted for Wales' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Serbia next month. However, Coleman revealed that it was the player's choice. He said: "We'll get on with the squad of players, the squad who want to play and represent Wales. There's nothing we can do with Paul who's decided that international football is not the path he wants to go down.

"Sometimes you have to be patient especially because the team we have at the moment has been hugely successful.

"It's a shame because he's a good player. I haven't spoken to Paul. His agent rang me up to give me the news. …

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