SWINDON Town striker Tyreece Simpson has revealed “haters” fuel his desire to kick on after a two-goal effort against Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Simpson was quiet for a large part of Town’s 3-1 victory but came to life in the second half when seeing a first goal controversially ruled out as Jack Payne crossed from the left by-line.

The Ipswich Town loanee would not be denied for long, however, scoring twice in the final 15 minutes to help Ben Garner’s men maintain their League Two unbeaten run on the road.

Despite the 19-year-old sitting highest on Town’s top scorer list with six, Simpson has still received some criticism from section of the club’s fanbase due to fading in and out of games.

Asked what gave Simpson the drive to keep grinding through his lean spell in front of goal, the teenage striker replied: “the haters, I can’t lie. The haters fuel me.

“I mainly listen to my coaches, of course, and I try to block out the outside noise because they don’t really know what they’re talking about half the time.

“I keep listening to the coaches, keep doing what I’m doing, and the goals will come like they did [on Saturday].”

Born in Ipswich, Simpson came up through the Tractor Boys’ academy and played a handful of games for the under-23 side and the first team.

But having still only made 24 professional appearances, Simpson acknowledges he still has plenty to learn.

The striker did say that sometimes fans can overlook reasonable factors when he doesn’t always perform at his maximum, however.

Simpson said: “I feel like when I’m on the pitch, people forget about the lack of experience, they forget about your age, they forget about other circumstances. But I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing.

“I feel like week in, week out, I’m developing as a player on and off the field. I feel like coming here has really helped me to develop as a player.

“I’ve been playing under-23 football for a while now. I made a few appearances for Ipswich’s first team, but coming here to play against big men – adults – is probably the toughest part. I try to stand up for myself – I don’t get bullied.”