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Perch enjoyed Newcastle midfield role

James Perch admits he enjoyed his midfield role at Newcastle United last season.

Perch was happy to do the water carrying for Yohan Cabaye.

"I enjoy playing the No 4 role in the team - mopping up, doing the dirty work and giving it to Cabs!" he told the Evening Chronicle.

"I let him do all the long passes. I am happy getting the ball back for him. Cabaye is quality. Sometimes you get caught just watching him like a fan. Watching him hit the ball is unbelievable.

"We have internationals all over the squad and it is great to play alongside them."

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