James Perch has made a decent start to his career at Newcastle United, and we hope, along with manager Chris Hughton, that this lad can improve his game in the Premier League.
James Perch – can improve at Newcastle
One of Newcastle’s transfer policies seems to be to identify good Championship players who could make the step up to the Premier League, much like Everton have been able to do over the last few seasons.
And both Mike Williamson and Wayne Routledge are showing they can do just that, and we have to hope with more games in England’s top league, James Perch can become a regular too, in the Newcastle United side.
It turns out that James’ last encounter with the Tangerines was in the Championship play-offs, when Blackpool defeated Nottingham Forest, who had finished 3rd last season in England’s second division.
The score was a 6-4 aggregate win for the Tangerines, and it meant that Forest had to spend at least one more season down below, in the Championship, and Blackpool, to everybody’s surprise were promoted.
James Perch talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Come Blackpool we will be raring to go.” “We have had the chance to reflect on the positives and rest and the gaffer gave us two days off. We are ready for them.” “It has been a good start to the season.”
“Even though we have had Manchester United away, we lost and still took the positives out of it.” “We then took them from Manchester United and into the Aston Villa game and won that 6-0.” “Wolves was always going to be tough.”
“We are fighting for our lives for points – we have four points but maybe should have six after Wolves.” “We thought we deserved more from the game.” “We thought it was an injustice going 1-0 down.”
“We look at it as a good result in the long run, but on the day felt it was two points lost.”
We like the look of the Mansfield-born Perch, although he had a tough time of it at Old Trafford, but since then he has two solid games for Newcastle, and we think this lad can still get a lot better with more Premier League games under his belt.
We hope so, in any case.
Howay The Lads!!