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Leyton Orient are told Tottenham tie is being CALLED OFF even though they have a team 'ready to play' tonight and beg the EFL to postpone it instead of handing Spurs victory after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus Leyton Orient owner Nigel Travers appeared on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning He admitted that he is expecting their Carabao Cup clash with Spurs to be off But he called for the EFL to postpone the fixture instead of awarding it to Spurs Protocol this season dictates that a side forfeits the tie if it cannot fulfill fixture 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 10:36 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 11:29 BST, 22 September 2020

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Leyton Orient believe that their Carabao Cup third-round clash with Tottenham tonight will be called off even though they have a team 'ready to play', according to owner Nigel Travers.

Sportsmail reported on Monday that as many as 10 Orient players had tested positive for coronavirus, and players from both clubs were convinced the game would be postponed.

According to EFL rules, Orient's inability to fulfill the fixture would then hand Spurs a bye into the fourth-round. 

Leyton Orient believe their Carabao Cup third-round clash with Tottenham will be called off

Leyton Orient believe their Carabao Cup third-round clash with Tottenham will be called off

The League Two club's owner appeared on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning but revealed he had yet to hear whether the game, scheduled to kick-off at 6pm, was still going ahead or not.

He admitted: 'I think it's highly unlikely. We heard just before we came on air we're expected to get a communication from the authorities anytime now. It may even happen while I'm on air that game will be off, but we haven't had it yet.'at

And Travers insists

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