ALAN Pardew’s paid tribute to Newcastle United’s unsung heroes ahead of the club’s visit to The Hawthorns.
Pardew will make a late decision on Cheik Tiote’s availability, with the influential midfielder rated “50-50” for the West Bromwich Albion game.
However, the club’s manager has complete faith in Danny Guthrie and James Perch, who played central midfield in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Norwich City.
“Guthrie and Perch have been outstanding,” Pardew told the Gazette. “When I say that I mean all year.
“It was great that Perchy played so well against Norwich.
“He played centre-back against Norwich earlier in the season, and wasn’t at fault for the goals, but he played centre-midfield and ended on the winning side, and I thought that was apt.”