O's hope to cherry pick Evans
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
LEYTON ORIENT have joined Third Division rivals Bournemouth in the hunt for Chelsea's young goalkeeper Rhys Evans.
The 20-year-old shot-stopper is currently spending two days on trial at Brisbane Road as O's boss Paul Brush searches for a new keeper.
Brush's prime target is Ian Feuer but is waiting for the American to decide whether to accept the club's contract offer.
As a contingency plan, Brush is running the rule over England Under-20 international Evans with a view to sealing a loan move.
"He played 11 games on loan for QPR last year and four for Bristol Rovers two years ago and he's got international experience as well," Brush told the club's official website.
"Chelsea have agreed that he can train with us for a couple of days so we'll see how he does before making a decision."
Bournemouth are also keen to capture Evans on a season-long loan deal but the transfer embargo currently in place prevents them signing new players without the PFA's permission.