Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Simpson Is on the Road to Recovery

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Simpson Is on the Road to Recovery

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Byline: LEE RYDER

DANNY SIMPSON is making good progress in his recovery from foot surgery. The Mancunian is ruled out until September and will miss United's big kick-off, but he was still in the Magpie party in Ireland where he worked with physio Davy Henderson.

Chris Hughton didn't want to leave the right-back on Tyneside in isolation, with the trip to Ireland also about building team spirit ahead of the new campaign.

Hughton told the Chronicle today from Carton House in Ireland: "Danny's our only injury at the moment, but it still made a lot of sense to bring him over here with us.

"There was no point leaving him and the physio back in Newcastle, and it's been a chance for him to work on his rehab over here too.

"This is a group experience and I wanted him to be part of that.

"He's making good progress and there are no new injury problems in the camp so far.

"He's desperate to play for us again - there's never any problem with his attitude. …

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