A positive coronavirus test at the League Two club led to the cancelation of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup round three game at Leyton Orient, reports Skysports.
On Tuesday night Orient was set to host the Premier League side but was forced to call off the game and close the Breyer Group Stadium and the training ground until further notice.
EFL clubs are no longer required to perform mandatory coronavirus tests on their players and staff on a weekly basis this season, as is still the case in the Premier League.
Last Saturday’s league opposition Mansfield and Plymouth Argyle, who beat Orient in last week’s Carabao Cup Round 2 tie, issued Monday’s announcement that they will take the next round of testing as a precaution.
There is a little room for the Premier League side to rearrange the Round 3 tie, given Tottenham’s packed schedule, with the Europa League tie in Macedonia on Thursday, and potentially another one next week if they win at Shkendija.
Among some Premier League clubs, there is a growing feeling that cup competitions involving teams outside the Premier League and Championship are at risk due to lack of testing in those divisions.