(From The Journal)
Byline: Mark Douglas
DANNY Simpson insists right-back rival Ryan Taylor has the perfect credentials to fill Newcastle United's troublesome defensive slot when the Premier League season kicks off. United are pondering whether to make a move into the transfer market to find a replacement for Simpson, who will be missing until late September after rupturing a tendon in his ankle.
Chris Hughton made a tentative enquiry about Bolton's versatile defender Jlloyd Samuel last week, and Nigeria's World Cup international Danny Shittu is another on the long list of targets who can fill in at right-back if required. But Simpson, who will be absent …