?It?s a very professional and good side with a fair bit of depth,? Simpson said.
Simpson, who has been hampered by several injuries and the tragic death of his brother Tyler, was once playing in the UEFA Cup with Young Boys of Berne in Switzerland.
In fact, he spent 18 months at the great Swiss club.
At 26 years of age, Simpson is now once again proudly putting his best foot forward with Bonnyrigg. Some would even say that his fitness and form is the best it has ever been.
?Injuries hampered me for a couple of years, but I am at point where I am ready to step up to where I once was and hopefully be ready to be given the opportunity [in the Hyundai A-League],? he said.
Simpson started out at Blacktown City before moving into the old National Soccer League in Parramatta Power?s Youth Team. From there it was A-League football with Brisbane Roar before moving to Switzerland and joining Young Boys of Berne.
He returned to Australia to play once again in the A-League with Perth Glory before returning to the NSW Premier League with Sydney Olympic and then once again Blacktown City FC.
?I still feel that I have some very good years left in me and I know that I am at a level where I can perform again,? he said. ?I just want to get back to where I was and showcase my abilities.?
In between stints back in Australia, Simpson had a season in Finland with SS Jaro in the Finnish Super League before returning once again to the NSW Premier League and then taking a year off football.
Now back in the fold with the highly respected Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Simpson is very happy to respond to questions about his fitness.
?It?s very good ? in fact, it?s the best it has been in years,? he said.
Ironically, Simpson also works as a barista on weekdays at another well-known football establishment: Dolcissimo, the Haberfield restaurant that is run by APIA Leichhardt?s President Tony Raciti.
-By Joe Russo