Perez and the rest of the Newcastle squad have been training in Ireland.
Newcastle's rivals Sunderland are struggling at the foot of the Championship.
Newcastle United won in the Premier League on Monday.
Olivier Bernard has stated that Mohamed Diame is the ready-made replacement for Moussa Sissoko.
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has caught the eye with his performances for France.
Olivier Bernard played for Ibrox outfit Rangers and Newcastle United.
Ibrox side Rangers have signed Joey Barton on a free transfer.
The former Rangers defender says Barton's suggestion he wants to prove himself as the best player in Scotland could make life difficult for him.
The former Newcastle man believes the club will remain a Premier League side.
Olivier Bernard comments on what Newcastle United’s target should be next season.
Olivier Bernard believes injuries have prevented John Carver making an impact as Newcastle United boss.
Former Newcastle left back Olivier Bernard says he convinced Mehdi Abeid to stay at the club.
Olivier Bernard has had his say on the Magpies' decision to loan Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma.