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NEWS: Simpson scoops Sky Bet League Two award

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Orient striker Jay Simpson has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for November.

Simpson is proving himself to be invaluable in east London with four of his side’s six goals in the month, taking him to 15 in League 2 already.

He allied a burst of pace with an ability to find space for clinical finishes against Plymouth and Wimbledon.

Orient manager Ian Hendon said: “It’s great for Jay to win the award. He has been in good form all season long and this is just reward for all the hard work he puts in on the pitch and on the training ground.

“Hopefully he can keep up the good run of form and remain in the goals, though I am sure that will continue as he is a model professional.”

Simpson was naturally delighted to win the award, and hopes to continue his rich vein of form for the foreseeable future.

“It is very pleasing to be picking up the award and it is nice to be recognised for what the team and I are doing out on the pitch,” he said. “I have enjoyed a good start to the season and hopefully I can keep this form up and help us move back up the league table.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “The former Arsenal striker has been in top form all season, but the four goals he scored this month earned his team valuable points.

“Currently leading the League Two goalscoring charts, Simpson and his boss Ian Hendon will be hopeful he can carry this form into the New Year and beyond.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Jay Simpson was responsible for four of Orient’s six goals and is as short as 5/6 to win the League Two Golden Boot.

“He is the clear leader in the goal-scoring charts for League Two with 15 goals and they will prove invaluable as Orient continue their promotion push.

“They can be backed at 6/4 to be playing in League One this time next year.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.