'Can't take your eye off him' - Pardew warns of Ayoze Perez's threat

Alan Pardew has hailed Newcastle United star Ayoze Perez's skill, after he put in another brilliant display against Queens Park Rangers.

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has earned the praise of Alan Pardew after he put in another impressive performance during the side's 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

The Spaniard may not have hit the back of the net in the match, but he was a constant threat to the R's defence. 

It was another showing of the 21-year-old's quality and Pardew feels that the display should help increase his burgeoning reputation in England. 

"Ayo (Perez) was a threat all day," he said to the club's official site. "You can't take your eye off him - he excites you and excites the crowd and that, for Newcastle, is traditional."

Perez has been a major positive for the Magpies this season and has been one of the key reasons for their turnaround.

After failing to win any of their first seven games, Newcastle were desperate for a goalscorer, and it seems that they have found one in Perez.

Although he would not have been expecting to play so much football on his debut season in England, the former Tenerife striker has settled into life in the country with consummate ease. 

His brief transition period has put a number of other higher-profile summer signings to shame and he is already drawing comparisons on Tyneside with the likes of Andy Cole and Alan Shearer because of the impressive nature of his performances. 

Perez has scored three goals in his last four games for the club and his form has fired the team up the table.

Newcastle are now in fifth position in the league and there is more optimism around St. James' Park than in some time. 

Newcastle will be looking to continue to keep sprits high for as long as possible, and they will be aiming to increase their winning run to seven when they take on West Ham United this weekend. 

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