Ex-Sunderland keeper Ben Alnwick joins Leyton Orient from Charlton Athletic

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LEYTON Orient have confirmed the signing of Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Ben Alnwick until the end of the season.

The ‘keeper has joined the League One promotion hopefuls on a short-term contract until June, and will provide competition for Jamie Jones.

Alnwick had signed a one-year contract at Charlton in September and made 12 appearences for The Addicks before making the switch across London to The O’s.

The 27-year-old, who began his career at Sunderland, made his first team debut aged just 18 and has been capped at every youth level for England. Alnwick has rejoined Orient following a brief spell on loan at Brisbane Road in 2011.

The goalkeeper will go straight into the Leyton Orient squad for their trip to Rotherham on Saturday.