Clapton Orient F.C. Spurs, though, wanted a degree of reassurance before the third-round tie and they paid for Orient’s first-team squad to be tested after the 2-2 draw at home to Mansfield on Saturday. The EFL confirmed it is awaiting results of discussions between club medics and Public Health England before deciding whether the game against Spurs can go ahead. This is a category for Leyton Orient F.C., players past and present. This category has only the following subcategory. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. At the time Embleton stressed it was “not a Covid issue for any of us to worry about” and after the game he revealed that as many as “nine players” were struggling to play because of a “bug”. Orient due to face Spurs in Carabao Cup third round live on Sky Sports Football at 5.30pm on Tuesday. Orient, who are set to face Spurs in the third round live on Sky Sports Football, have closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground until further notice. "We have also informed Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic, our three most recent opponents, prior to the public release of this information. Orient say they would have paid for tests before the Spurs tie and have since tested all behind-the-scenes staff, including stadium personnel. It said in a statement: "The EFL has been made aware of positive test results recorded at Leyton Orient and is currently awaiting the outcome of discussions between the club and Public Health England which will determine what, if any, action is required outside of adhering to current protocols and guidance.". The Guardian understands that Mansfield plan to lodge a formal complaint with the EFL, arguing that Orient players should have been tested before Saturday’s match given their manager, Ross Embleton, revealed there were a “number of people suffering with illnesses” in his pre-match press conference. The majority of Leyton Orient’s first team squad have tested positive for Covid-19, leading to the expectation that their Carabao Cup game at home to Tottenham on Tuesday will be called off, with a decision set for the morning, and serious questions being asked about the biosecurity of League Two. The implications, given the high number of positives, are hugely worrying for the league. The governing body is trying to be as supportive as possible to its clubs, who have already been hit hard during the pandemic. Orient’s doctor and head physio conducted regular medical checks and are understood to have felt comfortable the symptoms reported by players were unrelated to Covid-19 until last Friday, when it became apparent a couple of players were suffering from symptoms linked to the virus. wartime guest players (92 P) Pages in category "Leyton Orient F.C. The League Two club confirmed testing was carried out following their 2-2 draw against Mansfield on Saturday, and a number of their players have tested positive. This is a category for Leyton Orient F.C., players past and present. wartime guest players, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Leyton_Orient_F.C._players&oldid=949936658, Template Category TOC via CatAutoTOC on category with 901–1200 pages, CatAutoTOC generates standard Category TOC, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 April 2020, at 10:27. Leyton Orient were originally formed by members of the Glyn Cricket Club in 1881, many of whom were former students of the Independent College, Homerton in nearby Hackney (now Homerton College in Cambridge); an annual fixture is still held between the club and the college. As a precaution those players were not involved against Mansfield; they are thought to be among the positive tests. Spurs are mired in an unforgiving run of fixtures – they are also involved in Europa League qualification – and do not feel there is any room to rearrange against Orient. Mansfield will test players and staff in the next 24 hours and Plymouth, who played Orient last Tuesday, have also made arrangements to undertake precautionary testing, although no players or staff have reported Covid symptoms. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow government self-isolation guidelines. "The Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities will be closed until further notice.