Bad news yesterday when Manchester United beat Newcastle Reserves in a behind closed doors game, because James Perch was sent off in the second half.
James Perch – sent off in Reserve game yesterday
Now James Perch will get a three match ban – much like Ryan Taylor suffered for the first team against Bolton a few weeks back – and Ryan has missed the last couple of games.
While James is not a first team starter, it still diminishes an already weakened Newcastle squad, that has been hit by both injury and suspensions this year.
On Saturday, Cheick Tiote picked up his 10th yellow card, and is suspended for the next two games, and Kevin Nolan is currently on 9 yellow cards.
And since Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini also missed three games earlier this season through suspension, there’s a case to be made for Newcastle players being more disciplined on the pitch.
Perch was sent off yesterday, after he had a confrontation with Manchester United striker Ravel Morrison at Darsley Park in Benton.
It seems like we need our players to be a lot more disciplined on the pitch, especially when the Newcastle squad is so small.
James Perch has played 13 times for Newcastle and of course created a record at the start of the season, when he picked up a yellow card in each of his first five Premier League games ever.
That record will be hard to equal.