Paul Dummett is thrilled with his late call-up for Newcastle United's US tour.

The local fullback could feature against Columbus Crew.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I had to wait by myself at the airport for a few hours.

"It was weird because one minute I was going shopping on a team day out, then the next thing I know the bus was stopped and I was pulled out and told to pack.

"I was buzzing when I heard.

"It is a long way to go, but worth it to play for Newcastle United.

"I slept a lot on the flight, but I am in good condition as I have played in Holland."

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