Preston youngster joins Orient
By Neil Foster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old scored in an O's reserve team game on Wednesday and manager Paul Brush (pictured) was quick to offer a month-long deal to the Deepdale man.
Despite his tender years, Brush feels the Dublin-born youngster will be an excellent addition to his squad.
He told the club's official website: "Alan's a tough-tackling midfielder who was involved with Preston's first team during pre-season and is rated very highly by them.
"He's built like a strong midfielder and he puts his foot in and gets box to box. He's different to what we've got and he's old for a 19-year-old.
"He could have gone to Hamilton in Scotland had we not snapped him up and we're pleased to have him with us."
McCormack could make his debut against Cheltenham Town on Saturday and is looking forward to gaining some first-team experience at The Matchroom Stadium.
"Orient wanted to have a look at me so I came down for a trial game and I did quite well," explained the youngster.
"That gave me some confidence and I'm happy because this month should give me some experience.
"It's nice to know that I have a chance of making my League debut on Saturday and hopefully I can prove that I can play Third Division football and even higher."