The Magpies have been overwhelmed with injuries in the early part of the campaign.
Steve McClaren’s team have had horrendous luck with injuries this season, with Tim Krul’s season-ending ACL issue the latest and most serious in a string of incidents.
Simpson had some welcome news to share however, ahead of a run of fixtures which could define Newcastle’s season.
News on the goalkeeping front was less promising however, with second choice stopper Karl Darlow still ‘three to four weeks’ away from fitness, meaning Rob Elliot will have an extended run in the team to try an impress the Magpies’ coaching staff.
Simpson was relaxed about the situation between the sticks at the club, and suggested they have enough cover to cope with the absence of their first two options.
“We're covered in the goalkeeping department,” he said. “We've got a lot of faith in Rob Elliot and we've recalled Freddie Woodman back from Crawley, we've got a lot of faith in him as a young goalkeeper.”