PREVIEW: Simpson eager to end week on a high

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Striker Jay Simpson is eager for the O’s to end the week on a high as they prepare to face Luton Town at the weekend.

Following last weekend’s victory over Crawley Town at the Matchroom Stadium, Kevin Nolan’s side followed it up with a solid point at Carlisle on Tuesday night.

And while the 23-goal striker admits it is tough to find a balance between training and recovery in a week containing three matches, the 27-year-old wants to end it all with another positive result.

“It’s difficult sometimes to balance the recovery and training in a week with three games,” said Simpson.

“But we go into the game with the win last weekend and a good point at Carlisle and if we can another three points at the weekend it will be a good return from the three games.”

Simpson was also shortlisted in the London Football Awards Football League Player of the Year award, though missed out to Fulham’s Moussa Dembele last night.

However, the striker ended a run of five games without a goal in the 2-2 draw at Carlisle and was pleased to get back on the scoresheet in Cumbria on Tuesday.

“It was nice to end the drought if you would called it that, and I was pleased to score on Tuesday,” he added.

“In the first half we didn’t play well and the boys that came on at half time had a good impact but we started doing what the manager asked us to do and we started causing them quite a few problems.”

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