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Cherries: Allsop could be on Howe's radar
GOALKEEPER Ryan Allsop has today left Leyton Orient, fuelling speculation he could be set for a move to Dean Court.
The 20-year-old joined Orient on a six-month contract in July and impressed for the London club during the first half of the season.
The former Millwall and West Brom stopper has turned down three contract offers from Orient and is available on a free transfer.
As a result of his contract impasse, Allsop was dropped to the bench following a 3-1 home defeat by Scunthorpe last month and was an unused substitute as Orient bowed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Hull City last night.
Birmingham-born Allsop progressed through the ranks at West Brom and was capped five times by England under-17s during his time at the Hawthorns.
He joined Millwall in May 2011 but did not feature in the first team at the Den before moving to Brisbane Road after making 10 appearances for Icelandic club Hottur.
He made his English debut in Orient’s League Cup penalty shootout victory over Charlton in August, saving a spot kick from Johnnie Jackson as the Os progressed to the second round.
And after winning his place in the starting line-up for Orient’s trip to League One rivals Crawley at the start of September, Allsop went on the make a further 22 appearances before he was relegated to the bench.
Cherries boss Howe has continued to politely decline to comment on any transfer speculation, a stance he has kept throughout the January window.