Danny Simpson Unlikely To Be Fit For Pre-Season

Some surprising news today that Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson faces a race to be fit for the start of the pre-season.

Danny Simpson – fitness worries

The Newcastle defender has an ankle injury,  and the Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Simpson played through the pain barrier at the end of the season, to help Newcastle lift the Coca-Cola Championship title.

It turns out that Simpson had surgery on a damaged tendon to resolve the problem, the day after Newcastle’s final game of the season, when they beat QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road for their 30th league win of a terrific season.

Simpson has had rest and recuperation since the operation, but is currently on crutches, and has to be a  doubt to be fit for the season start in August.

Newcastle pre-season training will start on Thursday, July 8th at their Benton base, and it now seems unlikely that the former Manchester United player will play in any of Newcastle’s pre-season friendly matches.

It now looks like manager Chris Hughton will increase his efforts to get a new full-back in as both cover and competition for the Salford-born player.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • G

    May 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I got no problem with RTaylor starting at RB, and a lot of folks have suggested STaylor plays at RB. Some cover would be nice, but if it’s only pre-season and DS comes back from his op fully recouperated, then it isnt that urgent we find cover. I would much rather find the right men from the job, than panic buy as circumstance dictates.

  • Ericles

    May 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #2

    We do not need cover. We have 2 Taylors for it if needs be.

  • Thump

    May 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    If those Taylors are still Toon players then, Ericles. I’m still not convinced that Stevey boy is going to be here 🙁

  • tomlkier

    May 24, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Why was he playing through the pain barrier!?

    I understand the desire to keep a run of form going and break the 100 point mark, but surely we could have rested him?

    Pre-season for the premiership is more important than getting the 100 points.

  • Newutd

    May 24, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #5

    We need a classy right back no matter what. And Hughton – try for all it’s worth to keep S. Taylor.

  • wickywoowoo

    May 24, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh my – the scapegoat everyone picked on at the end of the season was injured, hence the drop in his form?

    Wow, I was right again. Nevermind, LETS REPLACE HIM, HE IZNT GUD ENUF FOR US!!”!!


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