Newcastle right-back James Perch did not have a good game on Saturday.
James Perch - finding it difficult in Premier League
In fact James had a bit of a nightmare game, and just couldn’t handle former player Charles N’Zogbia, and we have to think Perch was targeted by Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, as the weak link in the Newcastle defense.
And both goals came form the last wing with Charles scoring the two goals that he took very well. Danny Simpson could return for the vital game at West Ham late Saturday afternoon, and the game is being televised live around the world.
Danny will play for the Reserves tomorrow against Bolton Wanderers at the Benton Training grounds and no doubt Chris will take a along hard look at Simpson, who has been outstanding in the last two Reserve team games.
Hughton talked about Danny today:
“Danny Simpson has played two reserve-team games, and he will play again tomorrow.” “The decision will be on how much more football he needs to play.”
“He has missed a lot of football – he missed the whole of pre-season.”
We were surprised to see Danny start on Saturday out on the right wing, but he did quite well and he may also be given more match practice in the Reserve game tomorrow afternoon.
Steven Taylor also returns to full training today, following his recovery from a shoulder injury, and as soon as the local lad is fit, he could also come back into the Newcastle defense – somewhere.