Paul Dummett was told by Alan Pardew that he would not play in the Premier League for his beloved Newcastle United.
He was just 21 at the time and struggling to get himself in the Newcastle side. But Dummett has proved Pardew wrong big-time as his appearance in the 1-1 draw against Watford was his 100th in the Premier League for the Magpies.
Dummett had to bid his time, having been loaned out Gateshead and St Mirren but he now finds himself as one of the first names on Rafa Benitez's team-sheet.
The 27-year old called his century of Premier League games a "massive achievement" and hopes for 100 more for the club he's supported all his life.
At the start of the season, Dummett experienced his career highlight when he captained the Toon in the opening game against Chelsea - fulfilling a dream he's had since being a young boy.
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