Huddersfield Town’s dismal start to the season continued last time out despite Danny Cowley’s appointment as the new boss.
The former Lincoln chief took over during the international break however he couldn’t inspire the Terriers to victory as they lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.
With defensive issues a major concern, the club have decided to take former Premier League winner Danny Simpson on trial.
The 32-year-old is a free agent since leaving the Foxes in the summer and Examiner Live revealed he is training with Cowley’s men in order to earn a deal.
As he is out of contract, there is no rush to finalise this but here we look at THREE reasons why Huddersfield should try and secure Simpson’s signature as soon as possible…
His experience can help in this tricky situation
There’s no getting away from the fact that even though we’re only in September, Huddersfield are in a relegation scrap.
They are four points from safety and look in a desperate situation right now. So, bringing in an experienced figure like Simpson could be the sort of figure they need to steady the ship.
He has seen a lot in the game and would be a positive influence in the dressing room.
They need another right-back
Perhaps more importantly, Cowley could do with an additional option at right-back.
Florent Hadergjonaj has played in that role all season and it’s fair to say he, along with the rest of the defence, hasn’t convinced.
Would Danny Simpson be a good signing for Huddersfield?
Whilst Simpson probably wouldn’t be as effective in terms of getting forward and supporting attacks, he is a much more reliable defender and at the moment, that’s exactly what Huddersfield need.
Other clubs could still come in for him
Finally, Cowley needs to act quickly because they could face competition for Simpson.
The ex-Newcastle United man has a good pedigree in the game and has already been training with West Brom this summer.
So, if the Terriers are hesitant, they could miss out on Simpson – a player who could potentially solve their defensive problems