The two current Newcastle United players who attended Andy Carroll’s controversial stag do
The two current Newcastel stars linked up with their former teammate to party in Dubai
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Two Newcastle United players have been named as attendees at Andy Carroll's controversial stag do bash in Dubai.
The former Magpies striker has hit the headlines today after an image of himself sleeping next to another woman was splashed across the front pages.
Carroll is due to marry long-term fiancee Billi Mucklow this summer after an engagement stretching all the way back to 2014.
The Dubai bar manager in the photo who became swept up in the star's partying has played down the photos as a bit of fun and nothing more untoward.
Two footballers who will know what happened are current Newcastle United stars who were invited on the trip by Carroll.
The Mirror reports that both defender Paul Dummett and goalkeeper Mark Gillespie joined the big striker for the event.
Both are still contracted at Newcastle although have found playing time hard to come by in recent months.
With the Premier League finishing last Sunday, players are enjoying a break in the off-season with many jetting away for holidays.
Dummett and Gillespie played with Carroll whilst in the youth set-up at St. James' Park and have clearly remained friends since.
The trio and fellow partiers reportedly stayed at the Fairmont Palms resort in Dubai where rooms cost £500 a night.
In the immediate hours following the photo's emergence online, bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey clarified the situation to The Sun.
She said: "It was an afterparty.
"We all went back to his hotel. There was me, Andy and my female friend.
"I didn’t sleep with him, it wasn’t like that, there was three of us in the room.
"It was a full day and night of drinking.
"We’d been at Cove Beach since 12, it was a really boozy day. Andy was steaming, we were all drunk.
"We went back to Andy’s hotel suite and we played some music and he got into bed and passed out.
"I was there with my friend until the early hours and took the photo as a joke.
"My mates back home were goading me for the lowdown so I took that picture for a laugh and sent it to them. Nothing sexual happened. It was just a bit of banter."