The EFL have taken the unprecendented step of approaching Leyton Orient Fans' Trust (LOFT) to foot the bill for the club's medical costs for their remaining games in League 2 this season.

With the O's still facing a winding-up petition from HMRC and their players not paid by the club for March, the trust has been asked to step in with no guarantee funds would be available to pay for medical services in the final five games of the campaign.

The EFL would normally be expected to make up the shortfall in the circumstances, but has instead turned to the not-for-profit fan-funded group.

The Leyton Orient Fans Trust (LOFT) have said they will not pay the bill as that was never in the Regeneration Fund mandate. 

Orient's players have also today received half of their basic March salaries from the PFA, the Guardian Series understands, but none of the money supplied has come from the club itself.

They had received nothing on their normal payday on March 31, while the club promised to settle its debts to the playing squad and staff last Friday, and again today.