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PREVIEW: Simpson eager to build on Daggers win

access_time 5 years ago

Striker Jay Simpson will be hoping the O’s can carry on where they left off on Saturday when they entertain Plymouth Argyle at the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow evening.

The O’s ended a run of four games without victory by overcoming the Daggers 3-2 – thanks to two from Simpson and one for strike partner Armand Gnanduillet.

The goals ended a seven-game drought for the 24-goal man, and fresh from breaking the barren run, is keen to replicate his display in front of goal against fifth-placed Argyle.

“The quick turnaround will hopefully give us that confidence going into the game, but we know it will be tough against a side still fighting to go up automatically,” Simpson told Orient PlayerHD.

“We made it hard for ourselves in the end at the weekend, but we showed a bit of character to overcome that. It’s been a tough couple of months for me but I was delighted to get a couple against Dagenham and the three points as well.

“It’s been a tough week but it was nice to give the fans something to cheer about and the early goal settled everyone down.

“I was disappointed to not get the hat-trick against Dagenham, but I couldn’t have done much more without the ball going in the back of the net.”

Despite Saturday’s win the O’s still remain two points off AFC Wimbledon, who currently occupy the final Play-Off spot, and Simpson knows they have to put a good run together over these final four games to give themselves the best possible opportunity of a Play-Off place.

“We are two points off the Play-Offs at the moment, but in any division you want to go into the Play-Offs with some momentum,” he added.

“The sides that do that tend to do well and hopefully that can be us. We have four games to go now and we will keep on pushing.”

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