Newcastle boss Pardew won't freeze out Simpson

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists he's not freezing out Danny Simpson.

Pardew opted to play Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – usually a centre-back – at right-back against Metalist Kharkiv, leaving Simpson on the bench.

But the Toon boss told the Evening Chronicle: “Danny’s available.

“I have to say that Danny wants to show people he’s a Premier League player.

“So Danny’s in the frame, yes – he will have a role to play.”

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