Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson is looking forward to their clash with Tottenham.

With United handily sitting in fifth spot and holding a Europa League place, Simpson is flowing with confidence ahead of the weekend visit to Spurs.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "We know on our day at the back we can keep clean sheets.

"We have the odd day where things don't go to plan.

"But more than often we are doing well defensively, but if we've got players like Demba and Papiss and we attack the way we can we now have the players who can score plenty of goals.

"Ultimately that will help us win more games."