Simpson expecting a tough test on his Tyneside return
DANNY Simpson will return to St James’ Park this weekend with a Premier League title win on his CV with Leicester City.
The former Newcastle United star, though, has warned his team-mates they are facing a “tough” test on Tyneside.
Leicester will be looking to keep up their momentum tomorrow evening after two impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.
City have been rejuvenated under Claude Puel, losing just one of six matches since the ex-Southampton boss took over from Craig Shakespeare.
Looking ahead to the game, full-back Simpson said: “We want to keep it going now.
“It is all about confidence and momentum, especially in this busy period in December.
“To pick up a point at West Ham and then two wins, it has been a good eight days for us.”
However, Simpson knows it will not be easy at his old stomping ground and, with a trip to Puel’s old club Southampton following next week, he warned: “We have two away games coming up and they will be two tough games.
“It will be important to have a few days off because after that games are every three or four days.”
Although confidence is high in the camp at Leicester after those two great wins, Simpson insisted: “It is always good to claim back-to-back wins, especially at home.
“When you are at home, you want to use it to your advantage.
“Burnley are a completely different team to Tottenham. Burnley have changed their style this season.
“They are still a bit direct but they can play as well.
“It was great for the lads, though, because it is always good to score an early goal.”