Leyton Orient striker Jay Simpson hands in transfer request
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/12/16 8:24pm
Leyton Orient striker Jay Simpson has officially handed in a transfer request ahead of the January window.
Simpson, who signed from Millwall in 2014, has scored just three goals in 17 appearances for the struggling League Two club.
Orient boss Andy Edwards left Simpson out of the matchday squad that drew 1-1 with Cambridge on New Year's Eve.
And he said: "Jay has asked to leave the club and on the strength of that, I thought it best that we didn't involve him today but that's all I'm going to say on that one.
"I'd like to strengthen certain areas and I have identified potential targets but how that materialises is something we'll have to wait and see."
Simpson began his career as a trainee at Arsenal, spending time on loan at Millwall, West Brom and Queens Park Rangers, before moving to Hull City in a £1m deal in 2010.
After 78 league appearances and 12 goals he moved to Thailand with Buriram United, where he spent a single season before returning to England with East Londoners Orient.