As we mentioned yesterday, Danny Simpson is getting close to being fit again for selection in the Newcastle first team squad.
Danny Simpson – will soon be match fit
Danny had a 75 minute run out in the Reserves 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, and is due to the play the whole game when the Reserves travel to Bloomfield Road to take on Blackpool next Wednesday.
But it seems that Danny was well pleased with his performance on Tuesday at Benton, and certainly he’s very glad to be back from the worst injury of his career.
Danny said today:
“It’s good to finally get back on the pitch – it’s been nearly six months. I’m glad to have done 75 minutes.” “It’s not been easy, especially with the lads playing in the Premier League, but I’m just glad to be back now. The physios have been excellent – credit to them.”
“I’ve never really been injured in my career, maybe a month at the most. It hasn’t been easy – it’s been the hardest six months of my career.” “It’s been a bit of a test, but it’s made me stronger, and made me want it even more. I’m just buzzing to be back, and hopefully I can kick on from here.”
“I knew that there was something wrong with my ankle, but I didn’t know how serious it was.” “When we had the final check-up at the end of the season, they said it was more serious than we thought. When I went into theatre, I thought I’d only be out a couple of months, but it’s turned out to be six months.”
At the end of last season Danny played a few games knowing he had a slightly injured ankle, and that’s never a good thing, and you roll the dice when you do that.
And the Newcastle club have paid a big price for it, with Danny being out a full five months already, but he will soon be back and it will be interesting to see if the Salford-born player can force his way back at right back, where James Perch has been playing all season.
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