Danny Simpson did not have a particularly good game last night and there was evidence that while he may be a good Championship player, he will struggle in the Premier league.
Danny Simpson in last ditch talks with Newcastle
The Evening Chronicle has revealed that a fresh round of talks with Danny Simpson are being held today to try to break the impasse on Danny’s wage demands.
It seems that Hughton is very keen to sign the Manchester United full-back on a permanent basis and was disappointed when the deal fell through last week.
It’s still not clear whether a £500K deal has been arranged with the Red Devils for Danny, or whether the wages are the sole barrier to a successful deal.
And Simpson is supposed to return to Old Trafford tonight, but further talks have been scheduled today with both Hughton and Colin Calderwood to discuss the lad’s future.
Last night, Simpson limped off with a knock in the closing stages of last night’s 2-2 draw with West Brom, and didn’t have a particularly good game.
But he got an excellent ovation from the Toon faithful, as he left the field, after doing very well in his loan spell, where he started 21 times for the Magpies and scored one goal.
We would like to see the lad sign in January on a permanent basis, and we would hope that he will improve when, and if, we return to the Premiership next season.
There’s absolutely no doubting the lad’s character, spirit or his commitment to the Toon – no doubt at all.
We hope there’s a breakthrough today.