There’s nothing that Danny Simpson would like better than to be the Newcastle United right back – for many seasons to come.
Danny Simpson – thinks he can improve next season
The former Manchester United defender told the Evening Chronicle:
“I wanted to prove people wrong.” “You can be that promising young lad who never makes it or puts a stamp on his career.”
“Chris gave me the opportunity, and I’ve got to thank him for that.” “Hopefully, I’ve repaid him and he’s glad he made the decision to buy me.”
“I feel good. I feel like I’ve got stronger and improved throughout the season.” “I just want to keep doing that.”
Simpson had been on many loan deals, including at Royal Antwerp, Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers, before he even arrived on loan at Newcastle last August.
While Danny has always looked a decent player, conventional wisdom suggests he has to improve to become a regular Premiership player next season for Newcastle.
Indeed, one position we fully expect Chris Hughton to strengthen during the summer is right back, to give Danny some competition next season.
“The first six months at Blackburn, I played and did pretty well.” “Obviously Sam Allardyce came in, and he didn’t really fancy me, but that’s football.”
“After that there were question marks about whether people would take me, and whether I was going to be good enough.”
“Chris gave me a chance, and I’ve obviously got to thank him.” “I’ve got to just keep progressing and doing well for Newcastle.”
“Knowing your manager’s got faith in you gives you that confidence on a Saturday to go and play.” “He’s helped me since day one, and I feel I’ve got stronger.”
This has to be a great chance for the 23 year-old to really have his career take off on Tyneside, and we think Danny is good enough and can improve enough to become the regular right back on Tyneside – but it’s completely up to him.
Simpson’s attitude – like a lot of players on Tyneside right now – is just excellent and down to earth, and all this lad wants to to do is improve and play for the Newcastle club.
“I’m still young, and I’ve still got a lot to learn.”
“I hope I come back strong for pre-season, and have another good season.” “I want to improve.”
Danny is another Newcastle player who seems like he just cannot wait for next season to begin.