One Leyton Orient player Confirmed Positive for Coronavirus
Leyton Orient has confirmed that “a number” of first-team players have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their game with English Premier League side Tottenham this evening. The O’s are due to host Premier League Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and so have notified the Public Health in England about whether any further action needs to be taken.
The club said in a statement that the tests were carried out after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Mansfield in League Two. Their most recent opponents Plymouth, Mansfield and Oldham – have been told. Leyton said in a statement released that: “Leyton Orient’s priority is the health and wellbeing of its players and staff. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow government self-isolation guidelines.” It also reads: “The Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities will be closed until further notice.”
It is understood that if Orient is unable to field a team, the game will be awarded to Spurs as there is not enough room in the schedule to rearrange the tie.”Tottenham have a very congested schedule this week, they will be playing the Carabao Cup today and then Europa League qualifiers in Macedonia against Shkendija on Thursday.
Orient’s tie with Jose Mourinho’s men would have seen them potentially come up against striker Harry Kane, who was actively involved in their 5-1 win over Southampton in Matchday two after a disappointing start in Matchday 1. The England captain made his professional debut during a loan spell with the O’s when he was 17.