Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is ready to give defender James Perch a new chance.

Perch appeared on his way out of Toon over the summer.

But Pardew now says: "He's someone with a point to prove. And he's only a young player, he's only going to get better as he goes along.

"When I've seen him out on the training ground I wouldn't hesitate to use him at centre-half."

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