Leyton Orient are keen to see what Stoke youngster Ryan Brunt has to offer after signing the striker on a six-month loan deal.
The 19-year-old forward, who had a spell on loan with Tranmere last season, will stay at Brisbane Road initially until January 5.
O's manager Russell Slade told the club's official website: "Ryan is developing into a strong player and will be an asset for us over his loan spell here.
"He thrives on crosses, has a willingness to run and possesses a terrific work rate.
"I feel that Ryan will complement the other strikers we have here well and we're delighted to have him at the football club."