Gavin Massey is the subject of a three-way tussle for his signature with Wigan Athletic, Portsmouth and Bradford City all reportedly interested in signing him.

Massey exercised an option in his contract to leave Brisbane Road at the end of the season after the E10 club were relegated into the National League for the first time in 112 years.

The winger spent just one season with the O’s after joining from Colchester United last summer.

He scored eight goals during the topsy-turvy season, which saw the O’s fight for survival on and off the pitch, with the off-the-field battle still ongoing.

It is understood the former U’s player wants to stay in the Football League and national reports suggest he is not short on offers.

New Wigan boss, and former Portsmouth manager, Paul Cook is a fan but has competition from his old club who were promoted to League One at the end of the 2016/17 campaign as champions.

Cook was the first man to show an interest in Massey at Pompey and hopes he can persuade the 24-year-old to move to the DW Stadium.

But Bradford are also searching for additional fire-power in the hope they can go one better after losing in the League One play-offs.

Massey joins the likes of Liam Kelly, who signed for Coventry City, Jordan Bowery, who made the switch to Crewe Alexandra, and Tom Parkes in leaving on free transfers.

The English Football League (EFL) have agreed to a more rigorous approach to their owners’ and directors’ test after the issues that have surrounded Orient.

The governing body came under heavy criticism over not doing enough to help clubs when they are in financial peril.

One of the main changes is the extension of the disqualifying condition concerning the commission of a criminal offence within this country to anyone who has engaged in similar conduct overseas.

This means that no owner or director could pass the test by arguing that an act considered a criminal offence in the UK was legal in the territory where it took place.

They are also working on a policy to provide more clarity on what constitutes a full-strength team.

The O’s faithful staged on pitch protests against their owner Francesco Becchetti during their final Sky Bet League Two match of the campaign against Colchester and after their 2-1 victory over Hartlepool United on Easter Monday.

An EFL statement read: “The legitimate right of protest was acknowledged, but not on the field of play, which should be the domain of the players.”