News today that defender Danny Simpson has flown home to England.
Danny Simpson – flying home overnight
The right-back was given permission by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at lunchtime yesterday, even though Newcastle are losing players on the tour with injuries, and also three players being turned down for US visas.
Ryan Taylor, another right back, was taken out of the Orlando City game last night, which Newcastle lost 1-0, after just 25 minutes, and we’re not sure what his status is.
The Sunday Sun is reporting Danny was allowed to leave for personal reasons, and it seems those personal reasons were that his baby girl is due.
Simpson wrote on his twitter account:
“Flying back to the UK today. Wanted to play the next two games, but I want to be home in time for the birth of my baby girl.”
Well there you have it, it is because of the imminent arrival of his baby girl.
We must say that Pardew seems to be the consummate man-manager, and of course he will be hoping the players will give him back their full commitment in return.
With the mounting injuries, we are hoping this will show the Newcastle hierarchy the squad is just not big enough for the Premier League.
Bu that’s a hope that will, in all likelihood, go unanswered.