Newcastle boss Pardew won't freeze out Simpson

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