Report: Spurs players set for extra rest ahead of Europa League tie

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Carabao Cup clash against Leyton Orient has been called off, according to Football Insider.

The League Two side confirmed earlier today that a number their of first-team players have tested positive for coronavirus (BBC).

Jose Mourinho’s side were due to travel to the Breyer Group Stadium tomorrow evening to face Orient in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick revealed that it was Tottenham who offered to pay for coronavirus tests for the O’s players ahead of the fixture, in what has proven to be a wise move.

Football Insider claim that Spurs will be awarded the tie as there is not enough room in the schedule to rearrange the fixture.

Instead, Spurs will progress to the fourth round where they will face either Chelsea or Barnsley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs were set for a busy few days by facing Orient tomorrow before jetting off to Macedonia for Thursday’s Europa League third round qualifier against KF Shkëndija but are now set for extra recovery time following Sunday’s exertions at Southampton.

SpursWeb Opinion 

The postponement of the tie is a huge blow not just to Orient from a financial perspective but also to the foundation set up in the memory of the late Justin Edinburgh.

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