James Perch providing helping hand to QPR’s Dutch recruit Tjaronn Chery

James Perch believes Tjaronn Chery is a bit of a maverick

James Perch believes Tjaronn Chery is a bit of a maverick - Credit: EMPICS Sport

QPR utility man James Perch has revealed how he is helping Tjaronn Chery settle into life in England – by working as the Dutchman’s personal chauffeur.

Chery scored twice as Rangers moved up to sixth in the Championship with a 4-2 victory over Rotherham United on Saturday.

And after the game fellow new recruit Perch heaped praise on the 27-year-old, who has impressed for the Rs since joining from Groningen earlier this summer.

Perch said: “I live round the corner from him so I’m helping him settle in at the moment. I’m his driver, I take him to training and to games. I’m basically his security man.

“He’s told me he’s really enjoying it here, which is obviously good as it was a big move for him coming over here from Holland.

“He’s got that cutting edge and gives you something different, a maverick if you like. I’ve played with a couple of them before.

“He’s got everything. He’s strong, quick, has a good attitude and most importantly is a match winner. It’s important to have players like him in the team who excite the fans, and he hasn’t disappointed so far.”

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Perch has had to adjust to new surroundings himself after spending the entirety of his career prior to joining Rangers up north. However, the 29-year-old says he has had no problems settling into his new life.

He added: “I love it here. It’s all new to me coming down south, all I knew before was my life up north. All my family have made the move with me too, so it’s an exciting new adventure for all of us. I’m really positive about it all though.

“We’ve now got a winning run going too, so the table makes good reading for us at the moment. I didn’t come here to finish mid-table, I want us to be pushing to finish as high as we can.”

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