Simpson wants strong finish

Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson knows Tuesday’s point against Manchester United will count for little if the Magpies lose at Blackpool.

Newcastle moved seven points clear of the bottom three with the draw and are currently ninth ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bloomfield Road.

The Magpies are virtually certain of safety with just five games to play but Simpson will not be easing off.

"We don’t want to go to Blackpool and waste this point," he told the Northern Echo.

"We don’t want to make this result into a bad one by losing there. It’s going to be a tough game, we went there last season and lost.

"That will be in our thoughts when we go there because we didn’t like that result.

"They have beaten us up here this season so we need to go there and get some revenge.

"They are down at the bottom and they will give it their all, but we are not easing off.

"We’ve still got to get some more points on the board and hopefully end the season with a bit of momentum for next time."