Simpson's England dream
Man United rookie Danny Simpson admits he would "love" to win a cap for England's Under 21s.
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 06/11/07 5:46pm
Manchester United rookie Danny Simpson admits winning a cap for England's Under 21s would be a dream come true.
The Salford-born 20-year-old made his senior debut for the club in the Carling Cup exit to Coventry City at the end of September.
He has gone on to make his Premier League debut since then, assisting Wayne Rooney in the 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic.
As United prepare to face Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening, the emerging full-back is hoping he can go on to fulfil his potential.
"Obviously, pulling on an England shirt is something I would love to do," he said.
"Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world. If a young lad comes through at a club like that, people possibly take more notice than if the player was at a lower-league club."
Wes Brown has proved a capable deputy in club captain Gary Neville's absence, but news of another setback for the 32-year-old could provide Simpson with even more opportunities.
"I have not set myself any targets this season," he added. "I know I might not play for a few weeks or months because the experienced players are eventually going to come back into the frame.
"But when I get the chance, I have to make sure I am mentally right.
"My main task at the moment is to do well in training. It has been a long time since a local lad came through. If I keep working hard and keep working on certain parts of my game, hopefully the manager will be able to trust me more."
Tune in to see if Simpson gets a chance against Kiev live on Sky Sports 2 from 6pm on Wednesday.