Simpson up for Sky Bet award

Leyton Orient players celebrate after Jay Simpson scores again (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient players celebrate after Jay Simpson scores again (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Former Arsenal striker nominated for player of the month after scoring four times during November

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon celebrates after Jay Simpson scores the opening goal of the game

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon celebrates after Jay Simpson scores the opening goal of the game against AFC Wimbledon (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two player of the month award for November.

The 27-year-old has been shortlisted for the award after scoring four times during the month and impressing for Ian Hendon’s men.

In the process he helped the O’s pick up five points out of a possible 12 in the division.

He netted twice in the 3-2 win over York City and then bagged strikes during the 1-1 draws at Plymouth Argyle and against AFC Wimbledon at Brisbane Road.


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It takes him up to 15 goals for the campaign and he leads the scoring charts in League Two.

Simpson’s goals in November helped Orient bounce back from two consecutive defeats in the division to Accrington Stanley and Hartlepool United.

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He is rivalled for the award by Carlisle United defender Danny Grainger, Oxford United’s Johnny Mullins and Stevenage midfielder Chris Whelpdale.

But the former Arsenal man will fancy his chances of winning the accolade after he unluckily missed out of a nomination in October.

Simpson scored five times during that month and helped Orient pick up eight points, but missed out completely.

The O’s hitman will hope to receive better news this time when the winner is announced on Friday morning.

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