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Newcastle boss Hughton: Perch versatility will be crucial

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton says James Perch's versatility will be valuable next season.

The former Nottingham Forest defender is Newcastle's first signing of the summer.

Hughton said: "We're pleased to get him. His value to us is his versatility.

"He can play in a few positions, and it was something we were aware of when we initially explored it."

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