Frank Clark played over 400 times for the Newcastle United club and the Magpies’ legend is now a regional director for the League Manager’s Association (LMA).
Frank Clark – knows all about James Perch
And Frank has been at many Nottingham Forest games over the last few years and knows all about Newcastle’s new singing James Perch.
Frank told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m quite surprised Forest let him go.” “James came through the Academy system at Nottingham Forest, and he’s a promising young player.”
“He can play in a number of positions.” “He played left-back a lot last season, which isn’t his favorite position, and he’s just as comfortable at right-back.” “But he’s more a midfield player, really.”
“No-one’s guaranteed to be a success in the Premier League, but he’s had a good upbringing at Forest, and perhaps he needs a move.” “He’s been part of the furniture, and moving to the Premier League is fantastic for him.”
“He’ll be thrilled and I’m sure he’s got a good chance of success with Newcastle.” “Colin Calderwood will know James very well – he was a regular under him.” “He and Chris Hughton will have done their homework, and I hope he’s a big success at Newcastle United.”
We were impressed with Chris and Colin in the January transfer window, and a high percentage of the players they signed then certainly helped Newcastle to easily win the Coca-Cola Championship, and we are hoping they’ll have another good transfer window this summer.
We expect loan signings to possibly be the next big announcement at Newcastle, and the first through the door could be Tom Cleaverely, Kyle Naughton, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere or Henri Lansbury – take your pick.