Newcastle boss Pardew hoping Simpson agrees new deal
Simpson is currently in talks over a new deal on Tyneside, but progress has been slow.
Pardew said: "Danny is a player who has broken into a Premier League team here at Newcastle, which is a big club, and he has done very well.
"We want him to secure his future here. Contract negotiations are ongoing, but my personal preference is for him to sign quickly because he has got a lot of competition in that area."