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Simpson Eyeing Long-term United Future

Simpson Eyeing Long-term United Future

Blackburn Rovers' on loan defender Danny Simpson is hoping to prove to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he can be a hit in the Premier League.

Simpson's long-term future with Man United is unclear, but he is looking to make the most of his season-long loan with Rovers to keep himself in Ferguson's plans, and he has already said that Simpson will return to Old Trafford at the end of his loan. In order to remain in his thoughts Simpson needed this loan to have any chance and he wants to take this opportunity.

Simpson told Sky Sports News: "You need experience.

"You need Sir Alex Ferguson to trust you that you can cut it in the Prem.

"For me, at the moment, I want to get as many games as I can.

"Obviously I will go back next season and then have a meeting and see what he says.
"

Simpson isn't that likely to make the breakthrough with Manure though is he as they have several right-backs ahead of him, so if the rest of the season goes well I'm sure that Paul Ince will be looking to keep him.

Meanwhile Rovers defender Zurab Khizanishvili has admitted that he is considering leaving the club.

The Georgian International hasn't featured for the club since March, so the 27-year-old has admitted that his future could like away from Ewood.

Khizanishvili is quoted as saying: "Everybody has to look around and find some good way to play football.

"It is good to play at Blackburn Rovers and in the Premier League.

"They gave me the chance to play every week, that was perfect, but I have to be looking to play every game now because I am nothing like 32, 33, and I need to play regularly.

"It is a little bit of a hard time for me at the moment. I played a lot when I came and that was fantastic, but this season I have not played in nine games so obviously I am not happy.

"I have two-and-a-half years left on my contract. I love it here but business is business. So maybe one day in and one day out.

"Football is football. Maybe you play one season at a club and the next season you play a second club.

"I might stay here a lot longer though. It is not my choice, so I will have to wait to see what they say.
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I feel sorry for Zurab as he is a good defender who rarely lets us down we called upon, yet is the first to drop out again regardless so I can understand his frustration at his lack of first-team football.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday October 28 2008
Time: 8:00PM

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Simpson might return to Manure, but I don't think that he'll be with them for much longer, and the longer he stays though the less likely is it the Monk will get a chance as a place in right-back could be somewhere he fills in, but if it isn't Simpson it will be Ooijer or Emerton, with Ooijer another ahead of the Monk for a central-defensive role. So his future probably does lie away from Ewood.
Walker
28/10/2008 20:02:00
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Poor Zurab, he is a great defender and a loyal player as well who clearly loves playing for Rovers but Ince (and Hughes for that matter) prefer Samba and Ooijer. I cant think of a better 4th centre back in the Premier League. As for Simpson, time will tell, I think Ferguson rates him.
Mikey D
28/10/2008 20:09:00
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Yeah, I think he has had a raw deal here in recent years and don't blame him at all for being frustrated. Anytime he comes into the side he actually does very well and then just like that he's out again.
spinaker7081
29/10/2008 00:26:00
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He should be in the team IMO as he is a consistent player, which is something we need at the moment. As for Simpson if he is looking to get back in the United team then thats good for us even just for this season as he will know that he will have to perform to a very high standard to convince Ferguson of keeping him at United.
durks de rover
29/10/2008 11:48:00
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I do like the Monk. He is very underrated, but there are at least three players ahead of him in the positions he plays. Samba, Nelson and Oojier at centre half. Simpson, Emerton and Ooijer, and possibily Reid (when fit) at right back. Shame on the lad. Regarding Simpson, I think he is good enough for a team like Blackburn (no disrespect to us!), but not for a top four team. However, Fergie would have got rid of him by now if he didn't se any potential, so only time will tell!
Decimus Poole
29/10/2008 11:50:00
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He would be a good signing for whoever gets him. But I still want to keep him. Vote in the poll on the right guys. Let the monk feel your love!!!
Mikey D
31/10/2008 13:43:00
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