Newcastle may well have a new player at right back on Saturday, when we play at bottom-placed West Ham United.
Ryan Taylor – may get a run-out on Saturday
The Newcastle boss is said to be considering a recall for Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson in the right back position, after James Perch had his worst game in Newcastle colors on Saturday, when he just couldn’t contain former winger Charles N’Zogbia.
James is playing at the highest level he has ever played at, and Chris is hoping he can indeed raise his game to become a Premier League player.
And that could still be true, since he’s a decent player and seems a good lad with a strong character, but he cannot really expect to be starting every league game.
And after his poor performance against Wigan we have to think either Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson will get the nod at West Ham.
This is what Chris said today about Perch:
“He is a good enough character. I have to look at it over a period of time and so far he has been very stable,”
“He is still getting used to this division, I can guarantee he will work as hard as anyone to keep a level of performance. Certainly I could hear the fans’ frustration.”
“I think there was general frustration because we were in a position they didn’t want us to be in.” “Some of it is understandable. They see us at home in a game we should expect to be winning, so that is understandable.”
Ryan Taylor has been in good form this season but has only appeared in one league game this season, and we really think Ryan’s best position is up front on one of the wings.
Danny Simpson will play for the Reserves this afternoon against Bolton at Benton, and Chris will be there to look him over, and it could be that another good performance by Danny in that game, would get him the start on Saturday.
We think Danny Simpson is just about ready to show us what he can do on Saturday in London.