It has been well recorded that Alan Pardew thinks the Scottish League is "PISH".

dWhen loaning Fraser Forster to Celtic he said: "I watch him in the Scottish League but it is a very poor quality. Take away the old firm and what do you have? Nothing."

Paul Dummett says Newcastle United want to send him on loan to a Championship club next season (rather than staying in Chilly Jockoland) but insists he would be happy to stay at St Mirren.

The 21-year-old defender is in his second spell on loan in Paisley.

But he has been offered a new one-year contract extension by Newcastle.

Paul Dummett: "Newcastle think that England is a better league to play in, so they want me to go to the Championship, but I would be happy to come back if I got the chance.

“I've played in front of big crowds at places like Celtic Park and in the cup final, something I'd never have achieved playing for Newcastle's reserves

"Conor and I have both been offered new one-year contracts. I'm not sure what's happening yet and I will have to speak to my dad first.

"But I have loved my time up here. It's improved me as a player.

"If we sign up with Newcastle again, I think the plan will be to go out on loan again.

"I don't know where though, that's not for me to decide.

"Newcastle decided to send me here to St Mirren, so who knows what will happen next season?"