Danny Simpson has come out today and said that while he’s personally devastated by the Scunthorpe defeat – it’s time for the team to move forward.
Danny Simpson – time to move on
Danny told the Evening the Chronicle today:
“The fans are important to us, and we need them even more now.” “We’re still joint top.’
“There’s a couple of teams playing each other and if we get three points against Doncaster, we can get a bit of a lead again.”
“Even after the game at Scunthorpe the fans were still clapping us off the pitch.”
“It’s nice the fans still support you.” “We know they’re disappointed and for them to support you is what you want.” “You want them to still be backing you because it’s a tough league.”
“They’re going to be massively important this season and we know they’ll be right behind us against Doncaster.”
With Coloccini thankfully returning tomorrow against Doncaster Rovers, Simpson is set to return to his right-back position tomorrow with Zurab Khizanishvili playing alongside Fabricio.
Speaking on his experiences at centre-back, Simpson said:
“Steven Taylor and Coloccini have been out, and I’ve been asked to do a job for the team.” “All I can do is try my best. I’m a natural full-back, but I can do a job there if needed.”
“I was needed, but it didn’t pay off against Scunthorpe.” “All I can do is keep trying my best for the team, and hope it pays off.”
As all Newcastle fans are hoping – Simpson says there will be a positive reaction from the Newcastle players against Doncaster Rovers.
Simpson still thinks Newcatsle were really unlucky at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night:
“We had chances, as well.” “It was disappointing for me – I don’t like losing, especially two in a row. It’s not a nice feeling.”
“I’m trying my best at center-back, and when you don’t win it’s disappointing.”
“In the first half we looked comfortable. They had chances, but nothing really major, and when it went to 1-1, we thought we were going to win.
“The lads are disappointed, and I’m devastated, but we’ve got to move on.”
It’s good that Simpson will be back at riught back and we would hope that Ryan Taylor will be played up front where his crosses and shots can get us some goals.
We need a spirited performance from the lads tomorrow, and that will help calm down both the players and the Newcastle fans.
We still have a tremendous chance of promotion this season, if only we play to the level we can in most of our games.