LEYTON Orient, who beat Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the League Two campaign, have announced a number of their players have tested positive for coronavirus.

The O’s, who were set to face Premier League side Tottenham in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday, have closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground until further notice.

The Latics were beaten 1-0 on the opening day of the season at Boundary Park thanks to Danny Johnson's last minute winner.

Leyton Orient have contacted Oldham Athletic as well as Mansfield Town and Plymouth Argyle - the most recent teams they have played - to discuss the situation.

A statement from the club read: "Following our game on Saturday, September 19, Covid-19 testing was conducted on all of our first-team playing squad,” a club statement read.

“Today (Monday 21) we received formal confirmation which shows that a number of our first-team squad have tested positive for Covid-19.

“We have informed the EFL and Tottenham Hotspur and will make a further announcement regarding Tuesday’s match shortly.”

EFL clubs no longer have to mandatory test their players and staff for Covid-19 on a weekly basis like is still the case in the Premier League.

But ahead of the midweek tie with Spurs, Orient tested their squad and staff and have recorded “a number” of positive results which now puts Tuesday’s game in doubt.

A club statement continued: “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 Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities will be closed until further notice.”

Oldham Athletic have yet to make a statement.