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Leyton Orient players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Tottenham clash

Last updated 1 month ago | By Waweru Titus

Leyton Orient player [Photo: Courtesy]

A number of Leyton Orient first-team players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Tuesday's (8pm EAT) League Cup home match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The fourth tier English side informed the EFL and Tottenham the latest development.

“Following our game on Saturday 19th September, Covid-19 testing was conducted on all of our first team playing squad.

“Today (Monday 21st) we received formal confirmation which shows that a number of our first-team squad have tested positive for COVID-19,” Orient said in a statement on Monday.

“We have also informed Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic, our three most recent opponents, prior to the public release of this information.

“Leyton Orient’s priority is the health and well-being of its players and staff. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow government self-isolation guidelines,” the club added.

The Breyer Group Stadium, which is due to host Spurs in the third round of the League Cup, and training ground facilities will be closed until further notice.

The players will now follow the self-isolation guidelines set by the British government.

The EFL has issued the following statement in respect to Leyton Orient.

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