Ayoze Perez started the game on Saturday in the good 2-1 win at Brentford and he played very well and set up the winning goal for Daryl Murphy with an expert cross from the left wing with his right foot that was inch perfect for the big Irishman to brilliantly head home.
Ayoze looked very sharp on Saturday, but he has a tendency to blow hot and cold, so we are really hoping the Spaniard is on form tonight against Birmingham City.
Ayoze Perez – in action at Leeds United
If he is that could almost guarantee that we can go through to meet Oxford United in the 4th round of the FA Cup and then we could have a decent enough chance of reaching the 5th round for the first time in a long time.
This is what the 23 year-old forward has to say about Newcastle’s current situation and tonight’s game:
“We know we have some injuries, but we still believe in the squad.” “We know there are a lot of games but we are ready for them and focused on Birmingham and getting a win.”
“There is a big squad and there are injured players but the staff still believe in us.”
“We have to just play football and do our best. We have a great chance to win.”
“It’s not less important just because it’s the FA Cup so we have to focus on Birmingham and getting through.”
“It was really important because we knew Brighton were losing against Preston at the time and we were beating Brentford.”
“We had to give everything on the pitch because it was a great chance for us.”
Our fans seem confident enough that we can go through but with a patched up team this could be very close.