Leyton Orient have signed Fulham youngster Alex Smith on loan until January.

The midfielder, 21, made his debut for the Cottagers in their 3-0 win against West Brom earlier in the season and could go straight into Russell Slade's squad for the Londoners' trip to Preston on Saturday.

Smith's move to the Matchroom Stadium is the first time the midfielder, who can also fill-in in defence, has gone out on loan since signing professional terms at the Barclays Premier League club in 2011.