Newcastle defender Perch delighted with personal form

Newcastle United defender James Perch is delighted with the way he's grabbed his first team chance this season.

Newcastle United defender James Perch is delighted with the way he's grabbed his first team chance this season.

Perch says he is delighted to have played a big back up role this season, stepping into a variety of positions to cover injuries in midfield and defence.

Perch said: “I think it started when we were away at West Brom. Since then it has snowballed into my new nickname - and I do enjoy it. When the faithful are singing it on a Saturday afternoon, it gives you a real buzz and it’s really nice to hear. This is something I have never had to deal with before.

“John Carver and the other staff call me Perchinho and maybe it’s a bit of a joke, but I have been called a lot worse.”

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