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Simpson signs Leyton Orient contract until the end of the season

14:00 15 January 2014

Robbie Simpson playing for Leyton Orient

Robbie Simpson playing for Leyton Orient

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Robbie Simpson is ‘very happy’ to have signed on at Leyton Orient until the end of the season.

The forward penned a two-month deal at the start of November, which expired after Saturday’s 4-0 win against Carlisle.

The 28-year-old is yet to score for the club in 11 appearances, although only three of them have been starts.

But has provided valuable cover for injuries to fellow strikers David Mooney, Kevin Lisbie and Shaun Batt.

Simpson said: “I’m very happy, I’ve enjoyed my time here, I’ve settled in and built a relationship with the players, staff and everyone around the club.

“I want to keep on getting sharper, I feel like I’ve been a bit sharper every time I’ve played and hopefully my luck will change in front of goal.

“On another day against Carlisle I might have had a hat-trick but I know I need to start chipping in with goals now as well and the ultimate goal is promotion for the football club.

“There’s more to come from me. When I first came it was pretty clear that I wasn’t match fit but I knew that would improve and it has, and now I feel my performances are up to a level nearer where they should be I just need goals now as at the end of the day that’s what strikers are judged on.”

Orient manager Russell Slade is still looking to bolster his squad with an experienced striker.

He added: “It’s great news for us to have Robbie on board longer term. He came here under difficult circumstances having been without a club but has made real progress and fitted into the group really well. I know there’s more to come from him.

“It’s been a good window for us so far and Robbie committing only strengthens our position, though there’s still a bit of work to be done.”

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