Clarets defender O’Neill joins Leyton Orient

Luke O'Neill.
Luke O'Neill.

Clarets defender Luke O’Neill has today joined Sky Bet League One side Leyton Orient on an emergency loan deal.

O’Neill, who penned a new two-year deal this summer and spent time at Scunthorpe United in a similar deal this season, will link up with the League One side until May 3rd.

The 22-year-old made 15 appearances for the Iron and will now join up with Clarets teammate Alex Cisak at Brisbane Road.

Previously, O’Neill spent the majority of the 2013-2014 campaign on loan at York City where he gained valuable experience, picking up 16 appearances and a solitary goal against eventual League Two champions Chesterfield.

He was recalled by the Clarets’ to be a part of the first-team squad for the FA Cup trip to Southampton in January before heading to Southend on a 30-day emergency loan but his time with the Shrimpers was cut short due to injury.