Simpson - We will fight
Magpies full-back insists break will only make Newcastle stronger
Last Updated: February 16, 2012 2:11pm
Danny Simpson: Wants his side to come back stronger after an extended break
Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson expects his side to use a weekend off to refresh and come back stronger than ever.
The Magpies suffered an emphatic 5-0 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane last time out and will have to wait an extra week to bounce back as they are not set to feature in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend.
Newcastle started the season with an 11-game unbeaten run in the top-flight, which saw them maintain second position in the league table, before losing half of their last 14 outings to slip into sixth.
Despite the dip in form, full-back Simpson believes that his side should use the weekend's break to their advantage to ensure they come back fighting against Wolves on 25th February.
"Sometimes you just want to play as soon as you can and get a win under your belt to bounce back," he told the club's official website.
"But at the same time, we've got a break and it's been a long, tough season up to now.
"We've done well, and this will give us the chance to refresh ourselves, recharge our batteries and get ready for Wolves."
Simpson, a graduate of the Manchester United academy, also expects his side to be lifted by the return of midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote.
"We will have some big players like Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote back for then and we will look to kick on again," he added.
"There's 13 games to go, so bring it on. We've still got a long way to go. In these final games we are going to push on and try to finish as high as we can."