Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has ruled Danny Simpson out of Sunday's Premier League clash at Everton.
Simpson suffered an ankle injury in the 4-0 loss to Wigan Athletic and was not able to take part in the 2-0 victory over Chelsea last week.
He also missed the penultimate game of the season against Manchester City and will not have recovered in time for this weekend's trip to Goodison Park, meaning Pardew will again have to consider other options at right-back.
"He's got a bad ankle," the Magpies manager told the Evening Chronicle.
"He's got no chance for Everton.
"I think his chances are for next year now."
Simpson, who has a year left on his current contract, had been an ever-present for Newcastle in the league this season before being struck down by injury.
James Perch has slotted into the back four alongside Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini and Davie Santon in Simpson's absence.