Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

Leyton Orient loanee Eldin Jakupovic recalled

16:47 29 January 2014

Eldin Jakupovic has become a popular figure in his short time at Brisbane Road. Pic by Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Eldin Jakupovic has become a popular figure in his short time at Brisbane Road. Pic by Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Leyton Orient’s on-loan goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic has been recalled by his parent club Hull City.

The Tigers’ first choice stopper Allan McGregor was sent off last night for lashing out at Crystal Palace midfielder Stuart O’Keefe.

The Scot faces a three-match ban leaving veteran Steve Harper as the club’s only fit senior goalkeeper.

Jakupovic, who has been capped by Switzerland at international level, has only conceded one goal in four games for the O’s since his stint at Brisbane Road began at the start of January.

He produced his best performance in an Orient shirt in last night’s 2-0 win over Coventry City, pulling off three outstanding saves to keep the Sky Blues at bay.

The 29-year-old has quickly become a popular figure and his departure could see manager Russell Slade delve into the emergency loan market, which opens a week after the transfer window closes.

It leaves Jake Larkins as the League One promotion chaser’s only fit senior goalkeeper, and the 19-year-old has made only four professional appearances.

Jamie Jones is still a long way off being ready to return as he recovers from a back injury.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James (left) is looking forward to the new season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

After struggling with injuries last year, Lloyd James looking to have success under new boss Ian Hendon

Mathieu Baudry
Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Ian Walton).

Former Orient number one returns as Ian Hendon’s goalkeeper coach

Ian Hendon
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road head coach has added three experienced people to his backroom staff at Orient

Ian Hendon
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon and his new assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler (right) look on during pre-season training (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Head coach Ian Hendon has got to work quickly and things are looking positive again at Brisbane Road

Ian Hendon

Most read sport

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder