Thorne is yet to make his debut since moving last month.
âGeorge has been brought in as an extra midfield player to give us cover but the way John Eustace, Craig Bryson, Will Hughes and Jeff Hendrick have done, George is having to be patient,â Simpson told the Derby Telegraph.
âWe have 16 games to go and there is every chance he is going to get an opportunity.
âWe are going to pick up knocks and possibly suspensions. John Eustace is on nine bookings.
âSomething will happen and then, hopefully, George will slot straight into the position he has been asked to play.â