Date: 20th November 2010 at 11:24am
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Leyton Orient have snapped up Blackburn keeper Jason Brown on a one-month loan deal.

The deal, which will run till December 19th, comes at a time when Orient’s first choice keeper Jamie Jones is still out injured. Brown will come in as cover for Jones and compete for the number 1 jersey with Lee Butcher.

Russell Slade said on leytonorient.com: ‘We’re delighted to sign Jason on loan from Blackburn.

‘The idea was to bring in an experienced goalkeeper for the time Jamie Jones will be out injured and Jason certainly fits the bill.’

Brown, 28, has Premier League experience with Blackburn as well as two caps for Wales and a short spell at Leeds United in the Championship earlier this season.

Despite Jones’ injury Brown’s arrival is a slightly surprising one. As a very talented keeper with experience I would not expect Brown to join us and sit on the bench.

But if he does go straight into the team as I expect then current keeper Lee Butcher can feel slightly disheartened after having a decent spell as stand-in for Jones.

But Slade may have been concerned that with Jones’ out for a while still, Butcher could not cope as being the only senior keeper in the squad at only 21 with a busy schedule approaching. Brown has been given clearance to play in the FA Cup for Orient.

Whatever the reasoning behind Brown’s arrival, Slade and Orient are lucky to have two very capable goalkeepers to choose from going into the busy winter period.

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