Danny Simpson’s goal on Tuesday was only his second for the club, and the second goal he’s every scored in his career.
Danny Simpson – after scoring on Tuesday night
The other goal he scored was against Peterborough United back in November of 2009, and he’s now made 79 first team appearances for the Magpies.
Danny talked about his goal today:
“My other goal was left foot but went in the same corner – I obviously need to have a few more swings, don’t I?”
“I thought I’d scored the winner, but credit to Forest they kept going and going. I slipped for the third goal but we came back – we were still attacking, still going for it.
“It was a typical, classic cup game. We can go far. Look at Birmingham last season, there’s excitement about this Cup because it’s not just about the top four. They’ve got a lot of games, Champions League commitments and things like that.
“The manager expressed to us that he wants to do well in this competition and I said we’d all love to play at Wembley and for a Cup. We’re no different from anyone.”
We’ll see who Newcastle get in the 4th round, but in the last few years we usually draw a big club away from home at this stage of the competition, but we’d prefer Aldershot Town at home.
And off the field Danny Simpson is finding out what being a new father is like, and the good news is that his baby daughter, Skye, is due to leave the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) this week.
The baby has been in hospital ever since she was born six weeks prematurely, and Danny will soon know what it’s like to take care of a baby at home.
Danny talked about Skye:
“That stuff off the pitch was completely new to me but it’s settled down now and I can just concentrate on doing what I love doing.
“It’s a great feeling to have her after everything we’ve been through but hopefully it will be normal now, she’s doing OK and I can’t wait to have her home. It’s just the late nights to worry about now.”
Babies are just great, but then they grow up.
But Danny has many many years to find that out by his own experience, and it’s a real experience, as parents reading this will readily attest to.
But it’s just terrific that Skye is doing well, and she’s finally coming home.
Let’s hope Danny doesn’t fall asleep in the dressing anytime soon.