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Forest send Perch to Newcastle with best wishes

Nottingham Forest say James Perch leaves for Newcastle United with their best wishes.

Forest were reluctant to part with Perch, who would have been a key part of their promotion plans next season.

Forest's chief executive Mark Arthur said: "James has been a marvellous servant for Nottingham Forest.

"He made it clear that the prospect of a move into the Premier League with Newcastle appealed to him and we couldn't stand in his way.

"I would like to thank him for the service he has given us and wish him all the very best with Newcastle."

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