Danny Simpson put in another 70 minutes of solid play in the Reserves 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers yesterday, and has declared himself fit and ready for the first team game at West Ham on Saturday.
Danny Simpson – declares himself fit and ready for West Ham
Writing on the official site today Danny said the following:
“Hopefully I’ve proved my fitness now and I can maybe push to get into the squad and travel with the lads to West Ham on Saturday.””I’ve played three games for the Reserves now – Aston Villa, Blackpool and Bolton – and I’ve had no problems. My fitness has improved by the game.”
“The first match, I could tell my fitness wasn’t quite there but on Tuesday I felt like I was getting up and down easily. I also managed to set up a goal for Phil Airey and it’s nice to get an assist at any level.” “We have Wednesday off, so I’ll train again with the lads on Thursday, and try and give Chris Hughton something to think about!”
“I know it’s not going to be easy to get back into the team – James Perch has played every league game so far and Ryan Taylor has played twice in the cup and scored both times! But competition is a good thing.”
“The way I look at it, it was my place before I got injured and now I want it back. Last season I was playing to keep my place, and now I’m in a different position of trying to win my place back, but I’m hungry for it.”
It seems that there will be duel between James Perch and Danny Simpson for the right back position for Saturday, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Danny starts that game, and a win is what we badly need on Saturday, against the team currently at the very bottom of the Premier League.