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Will Ayoze Perez discover best Newcastle form after international break?

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Will Ayoze Perez discover best Newcastle form after international break?

Newcastle United’s Ayoze Perez has performed below par for most of this season so far, but history suggests he will improve as it goes on.

The 25-year-old is yet to score a single goal so far in this campaign, while his only assist to date came at the weekend in the defeat to Manchester United.

But the Spanish attacking midfielder was a slow burner in the 2017/18 season too by scoring just one goal by October last year.

He ended up as the club’s top scorer with 10 goals across all competitions and hit a purple patch of form towards the back end of the season.

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Rafael Benitez’s side are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season and have had a difficult set of fixtures to begin.

 

But there could be a real opportunity to pick up points in their next six games as they face Brighton, Southampton, Watford, Bournemouth, Burnley and West Ham.

Perez is a player that needs to come to the fore for the North East club and rediscover his goalscoring boots.

He is a creative playmaker that works immensely hard and should be back amongst the goals if he keeps plugging away at St James’ Park.

Benitez clearly has confidence in him to play a key role considering he’s a mainstay in the side and it’s up to Perez to deliver.

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