Newcastle fans identify with Perch - Pardew
Pardew is full of praise for the way Perch has bounced back from disappointment.
"Ninety per cent of the fans have working class backgrounds and they want to see a grafter," he said. "Perch puts a graft in, centre mid, centre half, left back, right back - he's played everywhere, never moaned and been a star in terms of doing that.
"Playing as well as he has played in his career - I remember him at Forest, a big season for him."