Perch delight at Newcastle switch

The former Nottingham Forest man completed his move to St James’

Park earlier this week after agreeing terms on a four-year deal.

Now Perch has told Sky Sports News that he cannot wait to get

started with the Magpies. “I can’t wait, you hear stories about all

the great players that have played here, and the great supporters

that this club gets and I am just looking forward to playing my

first game and settling into this great city,” he said. “They

[Newcastle] have welcomed me with open arms.” Perch is already

looking forward to the opening game of the season against

Manchester United. “It is a great start, it is going to be tough

going to Old Trafford but everyone is looking forward to it,” he

said. “It is going to be a massive step [playing in the Premier

League], the step up from the Championship is massive but hopefully

I can do it.” Perch played in both midfield and defence, and he

confirmed where he wants to play for Newcastle, saying: “Right-back

is my favourite position.”