James Perch has sent his old Newcastle mates a special derby message.

The popular former United (now Wigan) defender said he felt compelled to wish his old team and fans all the best as Newcastle get set to face Sunderland.

Using his Instagram account, Perch sent out the following written message and then the pictorial tip on how to approach the match below…

“Had to post this cos its Derby Day!

“Come on the Geordies. All the best boys.”

Always good to hear of past players who still feel that connection to our club.

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