Leicester are due to meet Newcastle on Saturday, and Simpson is looking forward to locking horns with the club that he represented between 2009 and 2013.
The right-back feels that the Magpies have a lot of quality, but he also believes that Leicester could hurt them on the counter-attack.
“They’ve got some good strong runners like [Georginio] Wijnaldum and [Moussa] Sissoko then you’ve got a few other lads that can come in that are a little more lightweight but very tricky,” Simpson said.
“Whoever plays on the flanks, your game will change defensively depending on who it is, so we’ll have to watch that. I think they like to use Sissoko and Wijnaldum to break but we can use that to our advantage because we can hit them going the other way.”
Simpson was on the fringes of Leicester’s first-team at the start of the season, but he has become more involved as the season has progressed.
It seems that he could be in line to play against Newcastle, and he will hope that the Foxes’ counter-attacking plan pays off.
Leicester have been hugely dangerous going forward this season, and they have managed to climb all the way up into third spot in the Premier League table.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have found the going considerably tougher and are stuck down in 17th place, leaving them in dire need of points.