Joe Maguire
Joe Maguire's career is at a crossroads after being released by Leyton OrientGetty Images

Leyton Orient have decided against extending the loan spell of 19-year-old Liverpool defender Joe Maguire, after he made just one appearance for the League Two outfit. Maguire played the full 90 minutes in the Football League Trophy defeat to Luton Town but has seen no other pitch time for the London outfit.

Maguire was an unused substitute in four of Orient's five games during his spell which began on 28 August, failing to come off the bench against Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Cambridge United and Wycombe Wanderers, prior to being left out altogether against Northampton Town. The defender returns to Merseyside and is expected to be loaned out for a second time later in the month.

"We would like to thank Joe for his services and wish him all the best for the future," an Orient statement read. Maguire's time at Brisbane Road got off to the perfect start when he was involved against Luton, with the Liverpool youngster having initially been optimistic over enhancing his experience this season.

"I am here for the experience," he told the East London Advertiser after making his senior debut. "I haven't played much first team football at Liverpool so hopefully I can get some league games under my belt here. I am here for a month to see how it is, but I am enjoying it so far and we will have to see how it goes.

"The Under-21s league is still competitive, but this type of football is a different level. It is a lot more physical and you have a lot more challenges and headers in this game. I want to be able to play as many positions as I can and try and help the team as much as I can."

During the 2014-15 season, Maguire was a regular in Liverpool's Under-21 side, making 19 appearances.