James Perch is confident Newcastle United will find their best form.

The Magpies have shown only glimpses of the form that carried them to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last term, but they have battled hard in the early weeks of the campaign.

"It's been a bit up and down performance-wise," he told the club's official website.

"We've pulled off some good results and had a few wobbly performances, but overall I think we can look back and say we are quite happy with what we've done so far.

"It goes without saying though that there's room for improvement and that's what we are intending to do over the next few weeks."