Orient loan experienced Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic

13:04 07 January 2014

Eldin Jakupovic. Adam Davy/EMPICS

Eldin Jakupovic. Adam Davy/EMPICS


Orient have signed goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic on loan from Hull City.

The Tigers’ third choice stopper will stay at Brisbane Road until February 8.

A long-term back injury to the O’s first choice goalkeeper Jamie Jones, which is likely to keep him out for most of the rest of the season, forced manager Russell Slade into the transfer market.

Youngster Jake Larkins, who has played a handful of games for the club, is the only fit senior goalkeeper available.

Jakupovic, 29, has been capped once by Switzerland at international level - being included in their squad for Euro 2008 - and has played in the top flights in Greece, Russia and Switzerland.

He played for Hull against Orient in both of the FA Cup third round ties last season and was on the bench when the clubs met in the Capital One Cup earlier this term.

Jakupovic, who has joint nationality with Bosnia and Herzegovina, will wear the number 31 shirt during his time at the Brisbane Road.

He is available to make his debut against Shrewsbury Town tonight.


Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 17:59
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon looks on (pic: Richard Sellers/Empics)

Orient boss watched side concede late on to London rivals after John Marquis had earned a red card in the 58th minute at Brisbane Road

Mathieu Baudry
Yesterday, 17:04
Leyton Orient players celebrate after Jay Simpson scores again (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Sky Bet League Two: Leyton Orient 1 AFC Wimbledon 1

Blair Turgott
Yesterday, 10:00
Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson celebrates with Ollie Palmer after scoring against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two top goalscorer Jay Simpson a doubt for match at Brisbane Road

Blair Turgott
Fri, 17:53
Action from the latest indoor cricket league matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

Most read sport


Section Boys, Big Tipper, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, Trapstar, and UFest street team members

We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to watch some of the country’s best and brightest urban music talent at UFest, London’s official youth festival.

Read more
MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Read more

Digital Edition

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

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder