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Leyton Orient FC Player Profiles

Posted 8th August 2016 at 04:27 pm

Tricky forward Jay Simpson signed a three-year deal with Leyton Orient in July 2014. 

Having been with Arsenal from the age of nine, Simpson made his first team debut as a substitute against Sheffield United in September 2008 and scored his first goals in an Arsenal shirt against Wigan Athletic two months later. 

Despite making his break into the first team, Simpson was unable to establish himself in Arsene Wenger’s side and after loan spells at Millwall, West Bromwich Albion and QPR, the striker signed permanently for Hull City in 2010.

During his three years with Hull, Simpson made 86 appearances and scored 13 goals before moving to Thailand to sign a two-year deal with Buriram United in September 2013. 

Simpson’s spell in Thailand was only to last a year however after he agreed to mutually terminate his contract in the summer of 2014.

Having registered eight goals during his first season at the O’s, Simpson spearheaded the front line for the 2015-16 campaign in style as he became the first Orient player since the 1977-78 season to register 20 league goals in a season with an impressive return of 25 goals to finish the season as League Two’s second top goalscorer.

Career History