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Twenty up for Leyton Orient’s Jay Simpson

5 January 2016

Leyton Orient striker Jay Simpson has expressed his delight at reaching 20 Sky Bet League 2 goals for the season.

The 27-year-old hit two, which included a late equaliser, against Stevenage last Saturday, taking him to the landmark tally after just 25 games.

Simpson is out on his own as top scorer in League 2, seven ahead of Bristol Rovers’ Matty Taylor, and says achieving the feat is all down to his enjoyment of playing at Orient.

"It is always nice to score but at the same time you want to be winning games," Simpson told

"When we beat Portsmouth it was a great feeling and everyone was buzzing and although we nicked a draw against Stevenage we are still disappointed we didn't get the three points.

GRAPHIC: Here's all of Jay Simpson's 20 goals this season rolled into one picture

— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) January 4, 2016

"Reaching the landmark is a nice accolade to have and I am delighted to get to 20 goals. There's still a long way to go in the season and hopefully there will be a lot more to come.

"Gaffer, Hess [Assistant Manager Andy Hessenthaler] and Nuge [Coach Kevin Nugent] have made a really enjoyable environment to come into. Everyday I love coming into training and it is like being a kid again.

"You get to come in and you enjoy the sessions - they put on a lot of finishing sessions for the forwards. They let me go out on the pitch and play with freedom which I appreciate so it is nice to be able to score the goals and return that favour."

In total, Simpson has netted 28 times for Orient since joining from Thai club Buriram United in July 2014.

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