James Perch is turning out to be a valuable player at Newcastle United.
James Perch – challenging Odimweinge on Sunday
James Perch has come in a number of times this year and played very well for the Newcastle side.
And only last Sunday he played at left-back in the first half, and then at center-back in the second, after Coloccini couldn’t continue after half time, and James played very well in both positions.
Perch’s solid play on Sunday is one reason Newcastle held onto the half-time lead and got the win.
It’s players like James who are the heart and soul of any squad, and while they don’t always get the headlines they deserve, they are nevertheless valuable players for the side.
So it’s good to see Assistant Manager John Carver singing the praises today of the 26 year-old former Nottingham Forest captain:
“Perchy has been really patient – more than anybody.” “And his performances recently have been right up there.”
“The manager singled him out for praise because he’s played in a number of positions at the weekend. That is fantastic for him.”
“If you get to know him he’s a fantastic lad.” “He had a tough time when he first came to the club and now a few people are starting to see that now.”
James will be at center-back on Sunday against Liverpool, and it very much depends on how well he can play with Mike Williamson, which will decide whether we can get our third win on the trot.
These two players will have to step up to the plate and do well, if we are to win against the team just below us in the league table.
For the record, the Mansfield-born player has now played 20 times this season for the team, and has 35 total appearances for Newcastle, since he signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010.