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Newcastle defender hails 'magnificent achievement'

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Simpson is loving life at St James'. (©PAphotos)
Simpson is loving life at St James'. (©PAphotos).

Danny Simpson says Newcastle's haul of 15 points from seven games represents a 'magnificent achievement', but the defender insists the Magpies can reach even greater heights.

Alan Pardew's side currently occupy fourth spot in the Barclays Premier League, and maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory over Wolves on Saturday.

Goals from Demba Ba and Jonás Gutiérrez set up a 2-1 triumph at Molinuex and ensured the Toon continued their ascent despite a somewhat turbulent summer.

And Simpson has attributed, in part, the weekend's win to some inspirational words from Pardew prior to the match.

“He mentioned not many teams reach 15 points after seven games,” said the right-back.

“If you look down the years it’s the typical Man Us, Chelseas and Arsenals who’ve done that.

“So he said on Saturday, ‘Go on, you’ve done so well, go out and get a win.’

“It’s a magnificent achievement but we’re not finished yet, we’ve got to kick on. We can’t get complacent.




 

“We’ve got a nice sort of a break now and a big game against Tottenham when we come back. We’re putting ourselves into a great position to get something and kick on.

“We saw a league table in the dressing room after the game (when the Magpies temporarily moved up to third) and it just seems as if things are getting better and better this season.

“We’re well prepared, everyone knows what they’re doing, we’re a tight group, and everyone gets on with each other.

"You must have been able to tell how much we all want to do well for each other. We’re trying to save each other, help each other out and work for each other and the club."

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