'24/48 hours..." - Danny Simpson to Sheffield Wednesday? - What Darren Moore said about former Leicester City defender

Former Leicester City man, Danny Simpson, was spotted playing for Sheffield Wednesday’s U23s earlier this week.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 10:42 pm

The 34-year-old defender has been without a club since leaving Huddersfield Town last year, and The Star reported on Monday that the Owls were considering making a move for him given the fact that he is currently available as a free agent and can sign for any club of his choice immediately.

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Wednesday manager, Darren Moore was there to see Simpson play as he featured for an hour of the 3-1 defeat to Coventry City at Middlewood Road, however there had been no official word from the club with regards to what might lay ahead for him.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Danny Simpson of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Simpson had been part of Leicester’s U23s for some time after Brendan Rodgers gave him chance to come in to keep up his fitness levels, making it clear that the Foxes – with whom he won the Premier League – weren’t intending to bringing him back.

When asked about him after the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town, Moore told the media, “We looked at Danny, he’s come up on our radar but nothing has been decided yet…

“We are looking at ways and means for help to be administered to us in any way, but the only time we’ll do it - if at all - is because it’s got to boost the squad and add another dimension to the squad going forward.

He went on to say, “He looked ok, blew off a bit of the cobwebs, but to have somebody potentially with his availability, experience and knowhow, and in terms of where we’re at. We’ll look at it over the next few days, and see how it goes. That’s where it’s at - but to have his desire and experience, and to want to come in, is really good. We’ll see how that develops.

“We’re yet to speak to him about it, we’ve not made any decisions at all, and we’ve not put a timescale on it all. We’ll see how the next 24/48 hours go with regards to that.”

Next up for Wednesday is a trip to Barnsley this weekend as they a return to winning ways on the back of another game when they were pegged back.

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