Peter Beardsley, fresh from his Reserves side’s 5-1 hammering of Wigan yesterday, has praised some of the senior players that have played in the second string.
James Perch – worth his weight in gold at Newcastle
Dan Gosling played the whole game yesterday, and may now get a start for the Newcastle side against Spurs on Saturday, and the home crowd will get their first glimpse of the youngster – and we think they will be impressed by what they see.
Gosling had another very impressive game for Newcastle yesterday, and we suppose he will fight it out with Danny Guthrie for a starting central midfield position on Saturday.
Gosling also has something that is missing from the current Newcastle side - pace - and he showed that he is certainly very quick, in yesterday’s game.
Reserve-team coach Beardsley had only good things to say about Dan today:
“Dan Gosling was a massive plus – we know we’ve got a player on our hands, that’s definite. It’s fantastic for us to have him.”
“We have a real player here and I’m delighted. His attitude has been sensational since he got here.”
“To be fair to him he’s been mentally and physically tough.”
Defender James Perch also got a goal for the Reserves in a game in which Nile Ranger looked great, and scored three good goals.
Beardsley added some big compliments for James Perch:
“Perchy has been brilliant. From day one his attitude has been great.”
“Every morning he’s come in with a smile on his face and when he’s been left out he’s been in the dressing room and wanted the XI to win for this club.”
“He’s a brilliant pro.” “Those type of players are worth their weight in gold.”
Those are big compliments indeed from Peter.
And that’s why we think James Perch is going nowhere, and we still think he will have improved this season, and he may even be pushing for that right back spot again, but not at left back – please.
At the very least, James is a good squad player, and you can hardly fault his attitude when he plays for the first team, he plays like his life depends on it.
Those are the types of personalities we want to be at the Newcastle club these days.